California Code of Civil Procedure 874.240 is the California partition statute that solidifies a conveyance or transfer in the same way a judgment would:
A conveyance or transfer pursuant to Sections 873.750 and 873.790 or Section 873.960 is binding and conclusive, in the same manner as a judgment.California Code of Civil Procedure § 874.240
Conveyance of the property to a purchaser or the sale of the property by the referee will be considered binding in the same way a judgment would be. Essentially, a sale by a partition referee in a partition action is deemed to be final.
Law Revision Commission Comments to California Code of Civil Procedure § 874.240
In 1976, the California Law Revision Commission explained California Code of Civil Procedure § 874.240 as follows:
Section 874.240 continues the substance of former Section 787 which provided the effect of a conveyance of the property in the partition action.
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