1. Yes, you would be required to sell the house or release monies upon your partner's death if the house were held as a tenancy in common with both parties owning a half share. Effectively, the law will not require whoever inherits from your partner, such as his daughter, to be "locked in" to holding onto their half share. Accordingly, if you wish to get the half share of the house when your partner dies, you either need to agree with him that the house is held as a joint tenancy as in this instance, the right of survivorship applies, whereby the survivor of you both automatically gets the whole on the other party's death. This cuts both ways, because it also means that if you die, then none of the people you wish to inherit get a share in the house. Or alternatively, you need to ensure that he wills his half share of the property to you. However, in this situation it is too late to do anything about it when he is dead, if he has not willed the property to you.
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