If you own a piece of California real estate with one or more other people, what do you do if you want to sell the property but your co-owners do not? The answer may depend on how you acquired joint ownership. If you and your co-owner(s) acquired the property through inheritance, a partition suit may be your best option.
The Uniform Law Commission explains that under The Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act, if your father, for example, bequeathed the family farm to you and your three siblings in his will, all of you are tenants in common. This means that all four of you have equal rights to use the property.