Partition of Inherited Property

I Inherited a House with a Mortgage. Can the Lender Make me Refinance?

Due on Sale Clause Inapplicable Based on Death No. If you inherit a property, or a fractional interest in real estate, there is generally no need to contact the lender to negotiate or otherwise ask for approval to keep paying the loan each month. The commonly believed issue is that the transfer to heirs of … Read More

Do I Have to Sue my Family Member with Partition Action to Obtain my Share of the Inherited Property

Do I Have to Sue my Family Member to Obtain my Share of the Inherited Property?

It is common for family dynamics to be strained after inheriting real estate because many co-owners are unable to agree on how to manage the property. A co-owner may want to move into the property despite only inheriting 50% and the other co-owners, each holding 25% may want to sell the property and take the … Read More

Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act Definitions CCP 874.312

Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act in California (2022)

The Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act (UPHPA) was a law that was enacted January 1, 2022. It was originally introduced into California’s legislature as Assembly Bill No. 633 and was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom signed in July 2021. The UPHPA provided defendants in a partition action added opportunities to buy out their co-owners. … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 873.980 – Relation of Agreement to Other Remedies (Partition by Appraisal)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.980 is the California partition statute that addresses that the agreement between co-owners to proceed with a partition by appraisal is binding on third parties. The statute provides that: The provisions of this chapter are cumulative and if, for default or other cause, interests are not transferred and acquired pursuant to this … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 873.970 – Agreement as Binding Heirs, Executors, Etc.; Default (Partition by Appraisal)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.970 is the California partition statute that addresses that the agreement between co-owners to proceed with a partition by appraisal is binding on third parties. The statute provides that: The agreement binds the heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns of the parties. In the event of default, the aggrieved parties may specifically … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 873.960 – Hearing; Confirmation of Report; Conditions; Judgment (Partition by Appraisal)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.960 is the California partition statute that addresses the confirmation of the report the partition referee upon transfer of the property in a partition by appraisal. The statute provides that: At the hearing, the court shall examine the report and witnesses. If the court determines that the proceedings have been regularly conducted, … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 874.315 Referees Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act

Code of Civil Procedure 874.315 CCP – Referees (Partition of Real Property Act)

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.315 is the California partition statute that sets forth the role of the referee in the Partition of Real Property Act. The statute states the following: If the court appoints referees pursuant to Section 873.010, each referee, in addition to any other requirements and disqualifications applicable to referees, shall be disinterested … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 874.312 CCP - Definitions (Partition of Real Property Act)

Code of Civil Procedure 874.312 CCP – Definitions (Partition of Real Property Act)

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.312 is the California partition statute that defines terms used in the Partition of Real Property Act. The terms stated here are used throughout California’s Partition of Real Property Act, which became effective January 1, 2023. For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions apply:(a) “Determination of value” means a … Read More

Can Heirs Property be Sold Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act

Can Heirs Property be Sold?

Can heirs property be sold in California under the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act? Many people mistakenly believe that the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act prevents a property from being sold, but this isn’t the case. The Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act in California gives non-partitioning parties (those who did not file … Read More

Evicting a Sibling from an Inherited House Real Estate Attorney

Evicting a Sibling from an Inherited House in California

Inheriting a Home with Siblings in California It is extremely common for family members to pass down real estate to younger generations. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other family members may choose to leave their valuable California real estate assets to family members they know and love. Commonly, siblings inherit a home together from a … Read More

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