Can a co-owner force someone off a shared deed? [back to top]
In some states, a co-owner often can force the sale of a shared property by filing a so-called partition action. In such a situation, if the severance is granted, the property would be sold and the owners would split the proceeds proportionate to their interest in the property.
For information on co-operative housing, contact the National Association of Housing Cooperatives, 1707 H Street, N.W., Suite 201, Washington, D.C., 20006; (202) 737-0797; coophousing.org.