(a) Except as provided in this section, the common areas in a
condominium project shall remain undivided, and there shall be no
judicial partition thereof. Nothing in this section shall be deemed
to prohibit partition of a cotenancy in a condominium.
(b) The owner of a separate interest in a condominium project may
maintain a partition action as to the entire project as if the owners
of all of the separate interests in the project were tenants in
common in the entire project in the same proportion as their
interests in the common areas. The court shall order partition under
this subdivision only by sale of the entire condominium project and
only upon a showing of one of the following:
(1) More than three years before the filing of the action, the
condominium project was damaged or destroyed, so that a material part
was rendered unfit for its prior use, and the condominium project
has not been rebuilt or repaired substantially to its state prior to
the damage or destruction.
(2) Three-fourths or more of the project is destroyed or
substantially damaged and owners of separate interests holding in the
aggregate more than a 50-percent interest in the common areas oppose
repair or restoration of the project.
(3) The project has been in existence more than 50 years, is
obsolete and uneconomic, and owners of separate interests holding in
the aggregate more than a 50-percent interest in the common area
oppose repair or restoration of the project.
(4) The conditions for such a sale, set forth in the declaration,
have been met.