HOUSE BILL 519
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2019
Zachary J. Cook
RELATING TO PROPERTY; ALLOWING TENANTS IN COMMON TO SECURE FINANCING BY TEMPORARILY WAIVING THEIR RIGHT TO PARTITION THEIR JOINTLY OWNED PROPERTY.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. A new section of Chapter 42, Article 5 NMSA 1978 is enacted to read:
"[NEW MATERIAL] TENANTS IN COMMON--TEMPORARY WAIVER OF RIGHT TO PARTITION.--
A. Tenants in common may waive their right to partition their jointly owned property:
(1) to use the property to secure financing;
(2) for the duration of the security instrument, including a mortgage, deed of trust or security agreement, encumbering the property;
(3) if the security instrument's express duration is thirty years or less; and
(4) if the waiver is agreed to by all the tenants in common of the property and evidenced by one or more writings or other records signed by them.
B. The provisions of this section do not limit the right of tenants in common to make other lawful agreements concerning their right to partition their jointly owned property.
C. As used in this section, "record" means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form."
SECTION 2. EFFECTIVE DATE.--The effective date of the provisions of this act is July 1, 2019.
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