Deed of Partition Law & Legal Definition


Deed of partition is a deed by which lands held in common, co-parcenary, or joint tenancy are separated into different portions and distributed among several persons who takes them in severalty. In case where a deed of partition is executed there can be no difficulty with respect to the rights of the respective parties under the deed and with respect to the principles of law applicable to the case. Normally, the original of the deed of partition will remain in the custody of the party of the first part and the duplicate copy hereof will remain in the custody of the party of the other part.