TITLE 25

Property

General Provisions

CHAPTER 7. JOINT ESTATES AND PARTITION

Subchapter I. General Provisions


No estate, in joint tenancy, in lands, tenements or hereditaments shall be held or claimed by or under any grant, devise or conveyance made to any persons, other than to executors or trustees, unless the premises therein mentioned are expressly granted, devised or conveyed to such persons, to be held as joint tenants and not as tenants in common.

Code 1852, § 1720; Code 1915, § 3270; Code 1935, § 3734; 25 Del. C. 1953, § 701.;

A tenant in common or a joint tenant or a coparcener may maintain against a cotenant an action for use and occupation.

Code 1852, § 1721; Code 1915, § 3271; Code 1935, § 3735; 25 Del. C. 1953, § 702; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1.;