A common occurrence in the real estate world that enters the legal realm is nondisclosure of property defects. While in many cases the seller was aware of the problem and did not disclose it to the buyer, there are many circumstances where the seller was unaware of the problem when they sold the property and is now being sued for damages.
When co-owners of property are in dispute regarding co-owned property, they are entitled to bring that dispute before the court. Traditionally, when the dispute between co-owners reached an impasse, the court would physically divide the land into equal portions, with each co-owner receiving one split of the land. This is known as a partition by kind, and it is the preferred method of resolving disputes amongst co-owners of property.