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Is it a criminal act if a co-owner of real property

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Is it a criminal act if a co-owner of real property deliberately rents property without the consent of the other co-owner, then keeps the rent without sharing?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 2 years ago.

No, this is a civil matter. (Breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, etc.). It may result in "punitive" or "exemplary" damages in a civil suit, but it is not a criminal matter.