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I'm 18 me and my three other friends purchased a house two

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Hi i'm Jim and I'm 18 me and my three other friends purchased a house two years ago. I had just passed my 16th birthday my other friends were over 18 so the property was registered at the Land Registry in their names . We lived together for a year but a few months ago one of my housemates sold his interest to my other housemate Tilly. Shortly my other housemate wrote to Tilly and offered to sell his interest to her as well. She said she would but the price was to high he later died. I want to sell the house but Tilly wants to continue living there. Can I force a sale of the house, and if so, how should the proceeds of sale be divided?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

Hi

Thank you for your question

My name is Clare

I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first.

Where did the money for the purchase come from?

How was your position protected?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
we saved up the money and all contributed equally
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

How much did the property cost to buy and where in the Uk is it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi instead of going detail I was hoping for some general information and help as to what the law says. if that's ok
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

Unfortunately to give any meaningful advice the details are needed as the circumstances you have outlined are a little odd

Was you interest protected with a Decalaration of Trust?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
hello
r u there
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

May I ask why not?

Was the Conveyancer aware if your contribution?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

So what action was taken to protect your interest?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry my interest protected with a Declaration of Trust
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

Excellent.

What does that Declaration say about triggering a sale?