Partition Offsets & Accounting

Who Pays for a Partition Action in California

Who Pays for a Partition Action?

Who is responsible for paying for a partition action in California? As experienced partition attorneys, one of the most common questions we receive is who will pay for legal services related to the partition action. This can include attorney’s fees, filing and court fees, fees associated with fixing up the property in preparation for sale, … Read More

Milian v. De Leon true joint tenancy in partition actions

Milian v. De Leon – True Joint Tenancy in a Partition Action

Milian v. De Leon (1986) 181 Cal.App. 3d 1185, 1195 Milian v. De Leon is one of the most fascinating cases in California partition actions in that it found that, “once the court in a partition action has determined that a true joint tenancy exists, it may not order reimbursement or contribution on account of differences in … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 874.321.5 CCP - Apportionment of the costs of partition - Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act

Code of Civil Procedure 874.321.5 CCP – Apportionment of the Costs of Partition (Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act)

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.321.5 is the California partition statute that describes how the court will distribute the costs of partition among parties that oppose the partition under the California Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act. The statute states the following: In an action for partition of heirs property, the court may apportion the costs of partition, … Read More

Unequal Down Payments in Property Co-Ownership Disputes & Partition Actions

Unequal Down Payments and Ownership Interests in Property Co-Ownership Disputes (Partition Actions)

One of the most common issues that arises in California real estate co-ownership disputes and related partition actions is the remedy for a party who pays more than their fractional share of the down payment. For example, perhaps Sally and Joe purchase a home together, with Sally paying $100,000 of the down payment, while Joe … Read More

Co-owner out of possession collect rent from co-owner in possession partion lawyer real estate attorney

Can I Collect Rental Value from my Co-Owner in a Partition Action?

It has been well established that co-owners do not forfeit co-ownership rights if they have moved out of a jointly owned property. However, issues can still arise quickly in a partition action when a co-owner in possession (the co-owner who resides at or primarily manages a property) feels that the co-owner out of possession (the … Read More

CCP 872.430 Claim for Compensatory Adjustment Talkov Law

Code of Civil Procedure 872.430 CCP – Claim for Compensatory Adjustment (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 872.430 is the California partition statute that specifies that claims for compensatory adjustment may be included in the answer. The statute provides that: The answer may set forth any claim the defendant has for contribution or other compensatory adjustment. California Code of Civil Procedure 872.430 “Section 872.430…avoids the need of … Read More

Co-Owner's Rights to Lease and Evict Tenants

Co-Owner’s Rights to Lease and Evict Tenants

A common issue with co-ownership is how to manage rented property. Notably, many times only one of the co-owners allows a third party to lease the co-owned property without the consent or over the objection of the other co-owners. As explained below, the law is that each co-owner may lease the property, but doing so … Read More

Ouster What is Ouster How to Prove Ouster Damages

What is an Ouster?

Co-ownership of property can raise many questions about the rights of each owner to the common property. Conversely, that co-ownership relationship can sour, causing one co-owner to seek the benefits of sole ownership- the right to exclude others- without the detriments of sole ownership- paying the full price for the property. What can result is … Read More

Reimbursement for Improvements in Partition Actions Talkov Law

Reimbursement for Improvements in Partition Actions

Compensation for Improvements When Ending Co-Ownership of Real Property California law allows for compensation for improvements made by one co-owner in partition actions. However, the circumstances in which an offset will be awarded vary with courts also creating varying rulings as to the measure of damages in such an offset between the out-of-pocket cost, the … Read More

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