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How to Remove Co-Owner from House Title Deed Property Real Estate California

Tricks to Remove Co-Owner from House Title

The law allows any co-owner to remove another co-owner on the property title with or without their agreement through a quiet title action, or partition action, and by a deed with agreement. By Agreement – A Deed from the Co-Owner While it may seem obvious, a co-owner can be removed from the title to the … Read More

Assumptions in Partition Actions

Mortgage Assumptions in Partition Actions

An assumable mortgage is one where the buyer assumes the existing mortgage of the seller. When the mortgage is assumed, the seller is often no longer responsible for the debt. As it relates to co-ownership, the buying co-owner would thus assume the full liability for the mortgage, thereby relieving the selling co-owner. One reason buyers … 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

Can a Partition Action Be Stopped in California?

How to Stop a Partition Action Generally, the right to a partition action is absolute, meaning that the right to partition a property is achievable by any co-owner, no matter how small or large their interest in the property may be. Once filed with the courts, a partition action cannot be “stopped” by a party … Read More

What is the Partition of Real Property Act in California?

Formerly known as the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act The Partition of Real Property Act in California is a newly-implemented law that expands upon the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act to give non-partitioning parties additional opportunities to buy out their co-owners. Essentially, the Partition of Real Property Act creates a right of first … Read More

Affirmative Defenses Partition Action California Attorney Lawyer

Affirmative Defenses to a Partition Action in California

How do you beat a partition action? Experienced partition attorneys in California are often asked whether there are affirmative defenses to a partition under California law. Of course, every defendant wants to win a partition action. While some people may refer to these as affirmative defenses, it might be best to look them as ways … 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 § 874.323 (CCP) – Supersedes the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.323 is the California partition statute explaining e-signatures under the California Partition of Real Property Act: This act modifies, limits, and supersedes the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (15 U.S.C. Sec. 7001 et seq.), but does not modify, limit, or supersede Section 101(c) of that act (15 … Read More

Right of First Refusal in a California Partition Action

Right of First Refusal in a California Partition Action

What is a Right of First Refusal in a Partition Action? In a California partition action, a right of first refusal is a right given to co-owners that allows them to purchase their other co-owners’ interests before the property is sold to a third party. This gives all co-owners a chance the resolve the co-ownership … Read More

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.321 filing report for open-market sales partition of real property act

Code of Civil Procedure 874.321 CCP – Filing report for open-market sales (Partition of Real Property Act)

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.321 is the California partition statute that describes what details of the sale of the property are required to be submitted to the court under the California Partition of Real Property Act. The statute provides that: (a) A broker appointed to offer property for open-market sale shall file a report with the … Read More

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