Mark your share in a joint property
Identification of one’s specific share in a property is difficult and can complicate sale and transfer. However, there are solutions
There are numerous reasons for which one or more co-owners of jointly owned properties seek partition. In a jointly owned undivided property, it is possible to compute the quantum of each owner’s share. However, it may not always be possible to precisely identify and distinguish one owner’s share from that of the others. Partition of a jointly owned property by metes and bounds (a scientific methodology for measure of land) helps identify each owner’s specific share.
A co-owner of a jointly owned property is generally free to transfer his/her undivided share in the property. However, since one’s share is unidentifiable and cannot be distinguished from the share of other co-owners, it may not be feasible to sell or purchase an individual undivided share in some cases. Upon partition of such a property, the erstwhile co-owners become absolute and sole owners of their specific identifiable shares. As a result, it