Q: Our family cabin has 6 owners listed as tenants in common. One of the owners changed the locks and will not give keys.
What legal right do they have to do this and what are the other owners rights for seeking entry into their own property?
A: A co-owner does not have the right to exclude another co-owner. You can take the owner that locked you out to court for a variety of remedies but probably the best remedy in the long run would be for you to obtain a court order to force the sale of the property and then split the proceeds. If you want to keep the property you can bid at the sale.
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