If Multiple Persons Own a Property and One Does Not Wish to Sell, Can the Majority Vote to Sell Anyway?

Absent an agreement amongst all of the owners, a “majority vote” cannot compel the sale of a person’s ownership interest in a property against his or her will.

But there is another option available to move the process forward for all parties.

In many states, a partition lawsuit can be brought in the courts to divide the property in individual shares among all of the owners.

Once divided per the Court, each owner then can sell or transfer his or her ownership interest as he or she sees fit.