What is the name of your state? North Carolina
I have owned a piece of land in the North Carolina mountains for about 15 years. This land is owned via Tenancy In Common and there are 3 co-owners. About 7 years ago, the State took a portion of this land through condemnation for the purpose of building a road. Each of the co-owners has a 1/3 interest in the remaining land.
The road was never built and it was recently discovered that one of the other co-owners bought the portion that was condemned back from the State and is holding title in his name only. This purchase occurred approximately a year and a half ago but the purchase was not known by the other 2 co-owners until recently.
There is a certain amount of friction between the co-owners, so the communications are not what they should be. I have not been on good speaking terms with the co-owner who repurchased the land previously condemned. Can I legally require the co-owner who repurchased this land to sell me a 1/3 interest which I held prior to condemnation? Did he have a responsibility to communicate the fact he had repurchased this land to the other co-owners? Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated.