Courts and Civil Procedure – Procedure in Particular Actions


SECTION 10-2-1

§ 10-2-1. Account between owners of common property.

Whenever two (2) or more persons have and hold any estate, interest or property, whether real or personal, in common as joint tenants, tenants in common, co-parceners or joint owners and one or more of the owners of the common property shall take, receive, use or have benefit thereof, in greater proportion than his, her, or their interest therein, such owner or owners, his, her, or their executors and administrators shall be liable to render his, her, or their account of the use and profit of such common property to his, her or their fellow commoner or commoners, jointly or severally; and such of the fellow commoner or commoners or any or either of them, their executors or administrators, shall have his, her, or their action against such receiver or receivers or either of them, as his, her, or their bailiff or bailiffs, for receiving more than his, her, or their part or proportion as provided in this section.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 273, § 1; G.L. 1909, ch. 337, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 388, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 590, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 10-2-1; P.L. 1997, ch. 326, § 26.)