Heirs as co-owners of undivided share

Heirs acquire an interest in the undivided estate owned by the decedent from the moment of the death. By law, the rights to the succession of a deceased person are transmitted to his heirs from the moment of his death which includes all property, rights and obligations that survive the decedent. As a consequence, co-heirs become co-owners of all properties belonging to the decedent. Hence, any co-heir is entitled to exercise all rights of ownership regardless of the eventual size of the share of such co-heir. (Mison)