Waiver of Partition

Do a Majority of the Co-Owners Need to Support a Partition Action

Is a Majority Vote Needed to File a Partition Action?

No. A common misconception is that a majority of the ownership interests are needed for a court to compel the sale of a jointly-owned property in a partition. This belief is entirely incorrect. Any owner, regardless of their ownership percentage, can initiate the sale of the property, whether they hold 99% or merely 1% of … Read More

TIC Agreements (Tenant-in-Common) in California

A TIC agreement, short for tenants in common agreement, is becoming a popular method for co-ownership in California, often converting a single property into a townhome with multiple units occupied by unrelated co-owners. Popular for decades in San Francisco, the Los Angeles Times recently reported that the trend has headed to LA where developers are … Read More

Partition Action Checklist

Partition Action Eligibility Checklist

There are countless reasons that a co-ownership relationship may be coming to end. Perhaps a romantic relationship between co-owners has ended, but both parties are still on title. Maybe siblings have inherited a family home but one wants to stay on the property and the other wants their share of their inheritance. Or maybe years … Read More

How Do I Waive the Right to Partition

Did I Accidentally Waive My Right to Partition?

While it is possible for a co-owner to waive the right to partition a property, it is a rarely seen and cannot happen accidentally. It is important to remember that the law as to a “waiver” of the right to partition limits the co-owner’s free alienability in their contractual rights. Because of this, California courts … 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

Absolute Right to Partition in California Talkov Law

Absolute Right to Partition in California

One of the most common questions raised by co-owners of real property in California is how to force the sale of the property when the co-owners do not agree. California Code of Civil Procedure Section 872.210 allows a co-owner to sell co-owned property, even if the other co owner does not consent to the sale, … Read More

CCP 872.710 Right of Plaintiff to Partition; Concurrent Interests; Successive Estates Talkov Law

Code of Civil Procedure 872.710 CCP – Right of Plaintiff to Partition; Concurrent Interests; Successive Estates (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 872.710 is the California partition statute that governs the right to partition in California. The statute provides that: (a) At the trial, the court shall determine whether the plaintiff has the right to partition. (b) Except as provided in Section 872.730, partition as to concurrent interests in the property shall … Read More

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