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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

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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

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

CCP 873.810 Court order of disbursement Talkov Law

Code of Civil Procedure 873.810 – Court order of Disbursement (Partition by Sale)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.850 is the California partition statute that allows the court to allocate the proceeds of sale through an accounting of offsets, inclusions, and other claims between the parties. The statute provides that: The court shall order the proceeds of sale and any security therefor to be paid, transferred, deposited in … Read More

CCP 873.850 Continuance of action between parties if proceeds not allocated; determination Talkov Law

Code of Civil Procedure 873.850 – Continuance of Action Between Parties if Proceeds Not Allocated; Determination (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.850 is the California partition statute that allows the court to allocate the proceeds of sale through an accounting of offsets, inclusions, and other claims between the parties. The statute provides that: When the proceeds of the sale belonging to persons who are parties to the action, whether known or … Read More

Wallace v. Daley Talkov Law

Wallace v. Daley – Accounting in California Partition Actions

Wallace v. Daley (1990) 220 Cal.App. 3d 1028 Perhaps the most frequently cited case in all of California partition law is Wallace v. Daley (1990) 220 Cal.App. 3d 1028, which sets forth the general principle that every partition will include an accounting of offsets. The famous quote from Wallace v. Daley is that: Every partition … Read More

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