Posted by Irwin on April 08, 1999 at 07:09:52:
It usually requires a partition suit to break up a tenancy in common. A court orders the property to be sold (at public sale) and the proceeds divided between the owners. An owner who has contributed more money than the others might be entitled to reimbursement from the proceeds before the money is divided. Contact a lawyer in your area for more details before you buy into a deal like this.