California recognizes different forms of property co-ownership, the most common and default of which is tenants in common.

California Civil Code 682 recognizes “ownership of property by several persons” in these forms:

(a) Of joint interest.

(b) Of partnership interests.

(c) Of interests in common.

(d) Of community interest of spouses.

This article specifically focuses on tenants in common as the

It’s not uncommon for one co-owner to bear the brunt of property taxes, especially in scenarios where one co-owner resides on the property while others do not. An issue arises when this arrangement leads to a disparity in financial contributions for maintenance and obligations tied to the property.

Implications of Financial Distress

The failure of