What happens if a co-owner (co-tenant) of real estate is ousted or excluded from the property?
As a general rule, each joint tenant, tenant in common, or coparcener (joint heir) has the right to possess the whole, regardless of the percentage that they own. For the purposes of this article, I will use the term “co-tenants”. Under established Virginia law, one co-tenant may oust the others. When this occurs, the ousted co-tenants may recover the... Read More