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California Code of Civil Procedure Section 874.317

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California Code, Cal. Code Civ. Proc. – CCP

 

§ 874.317

 

Section 874.317 – Notice of cotenant requested partition; purchase price

(a) If any cotenant requested partition by sale, the court shall, after the determination of value under Section
874.316, send notice to the parties that any cotenant except a cotenant that requested partition by sale may
buy all the interests of the cotenants that requested partition by sale.

 

(b) Not later than 45 days after the notice is sent under subdivision (a), any cotenant except a cotenant that
requested partition by sale may give notice to the court that it elects to buy all the interests of the
cotenants that requested partition by sale.

 

(c) The purchase price for each of the interests of a cotenant that requested partition by sale is the value of
the entire parcel determined under Section 874.316 multiplied by the cotenant’s fractional ownership of the
entire parcel.

 

(d) After expiration of the period described in subdivision (b), the following rules apply:

  1. If only one cotenant elects to buy all the interests of the cotenants that requested partition by sale,
    the court shall notify all the parties of that fact.
  2. If more than one cotenant elects to buy all the interests of the cotenants that requested partition by
    sale, the court shall allocate the right to buy those interests among the electing cotenants based on each
    electing cotenant’s existing fractional ownership of the entire parcel divided by the total existing
    fractional ownership of all cotenants electing to buy and send notice to all the parties of that fact and
    of the price to be paid by each electing cotenant.
  3. If no cotenant elects to buy all the interests of the cotenants that requested partition by sale, the
    court shall send notice to all the parties of that fact and resolve the partition action under paragraphs
    (a) and (b) of Section 874.318.

     

(e) If the court sends notice to the parties under paragraph (1) or (2) of subdivision (d), the court shall set a
date, not sooner than 60 days after the date the notice was sent, by which electing cotenants shall pay their
apportioned price into the court. After this date, the following rules apply:

  1. If all electing cotenants timely pay their apportioned price into court, the court shall issue an order
    reallocating all the interests of the cotenants and disburse the amounts held by the court to the persons
    entitled to them.
  2. If no electing cotenant timely pays its apportioned price, the court shall resolve the partition action
    under paragraphs (a) and (b) of Section 874.318 as if the interests of the cotenants that requested
    partition by sale were not purchased.
  3. If one or more but not all of the electing cotenants fail to pay their apportioned price on time, the
    court, on motion, shall give notice to the electing cotenants that paid their apportioned price of the
    interest remaining and the price for all that interest.

     

(f) Not later than 20 days after the court gives notice pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (e), any cotenant
that paid may elect to purchase all of the remaining interest by paying the entire price into the court. After
the 20-day period, the following rules apply:

  1. If only one cotenant pays the entire price for the remaining
    interest, the court shall issue an order reallocating the remaining interest to that cotenant. The court shall
    promptly issue an order reallocating the interests of all of the cotenants and disburse the amounts held by it
    to the persons entitled to them.
  2. If no cotenant pays the entire price for the remaining interest, the
    court shall resolve the partition action under paragraphs (a) and (b) of Section 874.318 as if the interests
    of the cotenants that requested partition by sale were not purchased.
  3. If more than one cotenant pays the
    entire price for the remaining interest, the court shall reapportion the remaining interest among those paying
    cotenants, based on each paying cotenant’s original fractional ownership of the entire parcel divided by the
    total original fractional ownership of all cotenants that paid the entire price for the remaining interest.
    The court shall issue promptly an order reallocating all of the cotenants’ interests, disburse the amounts
    held by it to the persons entitled to them, and promptly refund any excess payment held by the court.

     

(g) Not later than 45 days after the court sends notice to the parties pursuant to subdivision (a), any cotenant
entitled to buy an interest under this section may request the court to authorize the sale as part of the
pending action of the interests of cotenants named as defendants and served with the complaint but that did
not appear in the action.

 

(h) If the court receives a timely request under subdivision (g), the court, after a hearing, may deny the request
or authorize the requested additional sale on such terms as the court determines are fair and reasonable,
subject to the following limitations:

  1. A sale authorized under this subdivision may occur only after the purchase prices for all interests
    subject to sale under subdivisions (a) to (f), inclusive, have been paid into court and those interests
    have been reallocated among the cotenants as provided in those subdivisions.
  2. The purchase price for the interest of a nonappearing cotenant is based on the court’s determination of
    value under Section 874.316. Ca. Civ. Proc. Code § 874.317Added by Stats 2021 ch 119 (AB 633),s 2, eff.
    1/1/2022.
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