RIGHTS OF CO-OWNERS AND OUTSIDERS
Co-owners of an undivided family can buy an outsider’s share only when the outsider seeks partition and separate possession of the share sold to him or her
An outsider will have the right to enforce a partition of his share if he files a suit for the same in court
He can also get separate possession of his share in a joint family house This can cause inconvenience to other co-owners of the undivided family as an outsider will get their family property
It is for this reason that the court has granted protection to other members of the undivided family
This protection is given under Section 4 of The Partition Act, 1893, to the co-owners of the undivided family.