This site contains information on all types of fractional real estate and shared property ownership.
Our articles include information on tenancy in common (also known as tenants in common and TIC), condominium conversion, fractional vacation homes and clubs, equity sharing, homeowner associations, investment LLCs and partnerships, syndication and web-based real estate platforms, and crowdfunding. We provide both basic information for homeowners or home buyers with no real estate background, and more sophisticated information for developers, syndicators, real estate professionals and attorneys.
About Andy Sirkin and SirkinLaw APC
SirkinLaw APC has focused on real estate co-ownership since 1985 and has been involved in the creation of more than 5,000 co-ownership arrangements throughout the United States and the world. This breadth of experience allows us to draw on a huge library of fractional project documentation as well as extensive knowledge of marketing and registration requirements for virtually any location where a project might be located or potentially marketed. We pride ourselves on our ability to write legal documents in plain English, develop simple and elegant usage and organizational structures, and offer efficient, reliable and cost-effective services for fractional projects ranging in size from a single house or condominium up to hundreds of factional interests. Our law firm has offices in San Francisco California and Paris France.
Specific Articles Organized By Co-Ownership Type
We offer separate resource pages on various types of co-ownership, each with overviews, FAQs, detailed explorations of specific issues, and relevant laws, newspaper articles, books, and other resources.
Tenancy In Common (TIC)Learn about tenancy in common (TIC) and explore the many ways tenants in common ownership is used.
Subdivision and Condominium ConversionArticles and resources on the subdivision of real estate and conversion to condominiums.
Equity SharingArticles and resources on equity sharing as well as basic information of interest to first-time home buyers.
Shared and Family OwnershipEducational articles and resources for involvement in any type of family or shared ownership.
CC&R Amendment / ReplacementHomeowners associations should periodically replace older CC&Rs and bylaws so they adhere to current law and “best practices”.
Homeowners Association Basic Information and ResourcesArticles and resources about forming and operating an HOA, and the text of many laws governing these associations.
Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)Articles and resources relating specifically to limited liability companies (LLCs), a form of business entity.
Investment TICs, Crowdfunding & SecuritiesArticles and resources on real estate investments, including tax-deferred exchange (1031) TICs, limited and general partnerships, limited liability companies.
Clear Answers and Explanations on Tenancy In Common (TIC)
What is a tenancy in common (TIC)? The acronym TIC, which stands for tenancy in common and tenants in common, refers to arrangements under which two or more people have…Keep Reading
San Francisco Condominium Conversion Rules and Process
What is a condominium? A condominium consists of an individually-owned “Unit” and a share of group-owned “Common Area”. The “Unit” is the space within the walls, floors and ceilings of…Keep Reading
Fractional Ownership – Answers To Frequently Asked Questions
What is Fractional Ownership? The phrase “fractional ownership” is typically used to describe shared ownership of a vacation or resort property in an arrangement that allocates usage rights based on time….Keep Reading