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One of two or more tenants sharing property.

co·ten′an·cy n.
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(Law) a person who holds property jointly or in common with others
coˈtenancy n
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Noun1.cotenant - one of two or more tenants holding title to the same property
tenant - a holder of buildings or lands by any kind of title (as ownership or lease)
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To take an example of a "section" of farmland real estate, (16) the 640 acres in the section may be equally split between four cotenants with each cotenant receiving 160 acres of farmland.
from creditors precluded an action for partition brought by one cotenant
"Securing Dig Inn was a great opportunity for the landlord, as the restaurant's popularity will help attract a cotenant for the remaining 1,550 s/f of space on the ground floor," said Singer.
In a tenancy in common, each cotenant owns an equal share of the property, which means that each co-tenant has an equal right to possess or use the entire property and the rent or maintenance costs of the property are shared among the co-tenants according to their ownership interests.
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1978) (describing tribal and state rights to a shared migratory fishery as "something analogous to a cotenancy, with the tribes as one cotenant and all citizens of the Territory (and later of the state) as the other") (citation omitted); United States v.
The Denver-based chain plans to raze the mid-'60s-vintage hotel and break ground on April 1 on a 21,441-square-foot, single-story building, which will house the grocery store, and a 3,200-square-foot cotenant - most likely a restaurant "that would be synergistic with our operation," Natural Grocers coPresident Kemper Isely said.
In addition, there existed limited development possibilities for the taxpayer, given that the Nature Conservancy was a cotenant.
"It's a situation that no real newspaper would ever cotenant." In other words, it would be like having the White House pay for the reporting of The Washington Post.
1981) (holding that the ex-wife was not cohabiting because "there was no evidence of a sexual relationship, a romantic involvement, or even a homemaker-companion relationship" between the ex-wife and her cotenant); Austin v.
Formally, no cotenant unilaterally controls the asset.
(216) Each cotenant has the authority to give consent.