Article 252. The division of property in common ownership and the separation from it of a share.

1. Property in common ownership may be divided between its participants by agreement between them. 2. A participant in shared ownership shall have the right to demand the separation of his share from the common property. 3. If the participants of shared ownership fail to reach an agreement on the method and conditions for dividing common property or allocating a share of one of them, a participant in shared ownership has the right to demand in a court of law to separate its share of common property in kind. If the separation of a share in kind is not allowed by law or is impossible without disproportionate damage to property in common ownership, the distinguished owner has the right to pay him the value of his share by other participants in shared ownership. 4. The disproportion of property allocated in kind to a participant in share ownership on the basis of this article, his share in the right of ownership is eliminated by paying the appropriate amount of money or other compensation. Payment to the participant of shared ownership by the remaining owners of compensation instead of allocating its share in kind is allowed with its consent. In cases when the share of the owner is insignificant, it cannot be really allocated and he has no significant interest in using common property, the court may, in the absence of the consent of this owner, oblige other participants of common ownership to pay him compensation. 5. With the receipt of compensation in accordance with this article, the owner loses the right to a share in the common property.

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References to other articles of chapter 16. Shared ownership:
Article 244. The concept and grounds for the emergence of common property.
Article 245. Determination of shares in the right of shared ownership.
Article 246. Disposition of property in common ownership.
Article 247. Possession and use of property in common ownership.
Article 248. The fruits, products and income from the use of property in common ownership.
Article 249. Expenditures for the maintenance of property in common ownership.
Article 250. Preemptive right of purchase.
Article 251. The moment of transfer of a share in the right of common ownership to the acquirer under the contract.
Article 253. Possession, use and disposal of jointly owned property.
Article 254. The division of jointly owned property and the separation of a share from it.
Article 255. Claim on share in common property.
Article 256. The common property of spouses.
Article 257. Property of a Peasant (Farm) Economy
Article 258. The division of property of a peasant (farm) economy.
Article 259. Property of an economic partnership or a peasant (farm) economy.