2011 Connecticut Code
Sec. 52-404. Accounting between coexecutors and cotenants. (a) A residuary legatee, when all or any part of his legacy is withheld from him by an executor, may bring an action for an accounting against the executor for the recovery thereof. An executor, who is also residuary legatee, when all or any part of his legacy is withheld from him by his coexecutor, may bring an action for an accounting against his coexecutor for the recovery thereof.
Title 52 Civil Actions
Chapter 907 Actions for Accounting
Sec. 52-404. Accounting between coexecutors and cotenants.
(b) When two or more persons hold property as joint tenants, tenants in common or coparceners, if one of them occupies, receives, uses or takes benefit of the property in greater proportion than the amount of his interest in the property, any other party and his executors or administrators may bring an action for an accounting or for use and occupation against such person and recover such sum or value as is in excess of his proportion.
(1949 Rev., S. 8148; P.A. 82-160, S. 146.)
History: P.A. 82-160 replaced "estate" with "property", rephrased the section and inserted Subsec. indicators.
Account does not lie between executors, merely as such; 5 C. 26; nor between cotenants, where there are more than two. 16 C. 341. Cited. 25 C. 148. Tenant making necessary repairs may recover of his cotenants their share of the expense. 50 C. 256. In determining the "due proportion" of each cotenant, all equities are to be considered. 82 C. 425. Cited. 110 C. 656. At common law cotenant in possession was not accountable to cotenant for anything received from common estate. 118 C. 17.
Cited. 5 CA 457.
Cited. 222 C. 150.
Cited. 14 CA 402.
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