Can a co-owner of a real property sell a specific portion of the land?

No, a co-owner is entitled to a proportionate share in the land but he is not the owner of a specific portion of land. He can be an owner of a specific piece of property only when the property has been partitioned.

In this sense, he cannot sell a specific piece. Thus, when a buyer purchases a specific piece of land from the co-owner, it must be with the consent of all the other co-owners.

Otherwise, the buyer merely purchases the pro indiviso share of the seller/ co-owner.

Author: Aldren

A Cebu-based practicing labor and corporate lawyer plodding through life one post at a time.

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