In California, cotenants are obligated to pay for their portion of common costs. A huge part of owning property jointly is “splitting the bill,” so to speak. From Property taxes to mortgage payments to utilities, the list goes on and on in terms of what all cotenants are responsible for. But that does not mean that each co-owner has to pay an equal share, or always does. And not every property-related expense is one which every cotenant must share in.
Perhaps due to all these various rules and unforeseen responsibilities, joint-ownership arrangements can often fall apart. All it takes is one delinquent mortgage payment to crater the credit scores of all parties involved. In these situations, a co-owner’s best option is a partition action where they can recover their share of overpayments. The Underwood Law Firm is familiar with these matters, and our team has the legal acumen and skills necessary to help you with the process.