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 chapter, the parties may pursue their other rights of partition, subject to Section 873.970.California Code of Civil Procedure 873.980
Law Revision Commission Comments to California Code of Civil Procedure § 873.980
In 1976, the California Law Revision Commission explained California Code of Civil Procedure § 873.980 as follows:
Section 873.980 is new. It the proceeding aborts or is not carried out, the parties are not prejudiced as to their normal rights of partition except that an innocent party may elect to proceed under the agreement pursuant to Section 873.970.
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