Q: how does the patron act work. how can to force other land owners to sell ground?
The "Patron Act"? As far as I know, there is no such thing. What are you trying to do? Force the sale of land owned jointly or compel the sale of land in some other way? Without specific facts, it really isn't possible to answer your question.
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Agreed with Mr. Zichi, I am wholly unaware of what the "Patron Act" might be. You might get a better answer by calling an attorney directly.
At common law there is a power the government has that can force land owners to sell property, eminent domain. And eminent domain has been slightly limited since around 2006.
And if you're talking about common-owners then you might be able to file an action to partition or sale.
And if you're talking about subterranean rights regarding an oil and gas pool, well you'll almost certainly need to contact an attorney.
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