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§ 46‑27.  Sale of landrequired for public use on cotenant's petition.

When the lands of jointtenants or tenants in common are required for public purposes, one or more ofsuch tenants, or their guardian for them, may file a petition verified by oath,in the superior court of the county where the lands or any part of them lie,setting forth therein that the lands are required for public purposes, and thattheir interests would be promoted by a sale thereof. Whereupon the court, allproper parties being before it, and the facts alleged in the petition beingascertained to be true, shall order a sale of such lands, or so much thereof asmay be necessary. The expenses, fees and costs of this proceeding shall be paidin the discretion of the court. Mediator fees and costs of mediation shall beassessed in accordance with G.S. 7A‑38.3B. (1868‑9, c. 122, s. 16;Code, s. 1907; Rev., s. 2518; C.S., s. 3238; 1949, c. 719, s. 2; 2005‑67,s. 4.)