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How Long Does a Partition Action Take

How Long Does a Partition Action Take?

How Long Does It Take to Partition a Property? A partition action usually takes between six to nine months depending on the circumstances and the complexity of each case. The most significant factor is whether the partition is being handled by an attorney who practices only in partition law. Other factors include whether court involvement … Read More

I Own 33% of a Property. What Are My Rights?

Many co-owners with a minority interest in a property assume they have minimal rights. Fortunately for minority co-owners of property, they have many rights. Your Rights as a 33% Property Owner When it comes to California partition law, a minority co-owner in California real estate has the right to force the sale through a partition … Read More

What Are My Rights as a 50% Owner of California Real Estate?

Your Rights as a 50% Property Owner Many people in California own property with another person, whether this is by choice (such as purchasing a home with a partner) or not (such as inheriting a home with a sibling). The most common form of co-ownership is 50/50 ownership, which generally arises from a deed granting … Read More

SB 9 Lot Splits in a Partition Action

Prior to California’s enactment of SB 9, also known as the California HOME Act, a single-family home in a partition action would almost certainly be sold since division of the property would not be allowed under zoning laws requiring certain lot sizes. However, SB 9, which became effective in 2022, mandates that cities approve certain … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 873.790 – Execution of Conveyance or Transfer; Recordation (Partition Sales)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.790 is the California partition statute that addresses the execution of conveyance by the partition referee upon sale of the property in a partition action. The statute provides that: (a) Upon fulfillment of the terms of sale, the referee shall execute a conveyance or other instrument of transfer to the purchaser. (b) … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 873.780 – Closing of Sale After Confirmation; Adjustments; Order (Partition Sales)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.780 is the California partition statute that states that the court may adjust the terms of sale in a partition action. The statute provides that: The court may make orders relating to the closing of a sale after confirmation, including escrow and closing provisions and, if the referee and purchaser so agree … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure § 873.020 (CCP) – Appointment; One or More (Partition Referees)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.020 is the California partition statute that addresses the court’s power to appoint multiple partition referees. The statute provides that: The court in its discretion may appoint a referee for sale and a referee for division, or may appoint a single referee for both. California Code of Civil Procedure § … Read More

Can a 1031 Exchange Be Used in a Partition Action in California?

Many co-owners of jointly owned property who are seeking a partition action worry about the issue of capital gains and related tax implications. In other words, they are concerned that ending their co-ownership relationship by forcing the sale of jointly owned property may result in immediate taxes on the profits (gains)0 from the sale of … Read More

What is a Partition Action?

A partition action is a lawsuit that forces the sale or division of jointly owned real property. The court will equitably divide the interests of all the co-owners even if one or more co-owners does not agree to the sale or division. This division generally involves division of the proceeds of sale. What is Partition … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 873.690 – Ineligible Purchasers; Bona Fide Purchaser (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.690 is the California partition statute that states who is ineligible to purchase the subject property in a partition action: (a) The following persons shall not purchase property sold in the action directly or indirectly: (1) The referee.(2) The attorney of a party.(3) The guardian or conservator of a party, unless for … Read More

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