Partition by Sale

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) 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

Property Sold in a Partition Action in California

Partition Sale of Property in California FAQs

How is the sale of a California property conducted in a partition action? Throughout the process of a partition action in California, the end goal is almost always to force the sale of jointly owned property. With the court ordering the sale, it can be confusing how it goes about doing this. How exactly is … Read More

Attorney's Fees in a California Partition Action

Attorney’s Fees in a California Partition Action

Attorney’s Fees in a Partition Action in California Of all of the questions we are asked as partition attorneys, questions revolving around attorney’s fees are some of the most common. Co-ownership disputes and an ensuing partition action can be expensive when a co-owner refuses to cooperate with the sale of the property. Even further, recovering … Read More

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.318

Code of Civil Procedure 874.318 CCP – Partition Alternatives (Partition of Real Property Act)

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.318 is the California partition statute that explains partition alternatives under the California Partition of Real Property Act. The statute provides that: (a) If all the interests of all cotenants that requested partition by sale are not purchased by other cotenants pursuant to Section 874.317, or if after conclusion of the … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 874.320 Court Ordered Open-Market Sale; Sealed Bids; Auction

Code of Civil Procedure 874.320 CCP – Court ordered open-market sale; sealed bids; auction (Partition of Real Property Act)

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.320 the California partition statute that explains the details of how a court will sell a property under the California Partition of Real Property Act. The statute states the following: (a) If the court orders a sale of property, the sale shall be an open-market sale unless the court finds that a … Read More

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