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Is your youngest now over 18 and not living there now?
Yes, it would be up to you both but you could apply to force a sale - that is relatively easy to do. You would need 3 home valuations to obtain the average market price.
If he wants to stay in the house he needs to pay your share - is he able to do this?
Yes, if you are also an owner then you have rights under the Trustees of Lane and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996. You are both trustees and either can apply to force a sale. You can either apply yourself or use a law firm - if your ex refuses and you successfully apply to force a sale then you can ask for your costs to be paid from your ex.
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OK, that is good news as it means you do not have to issue court proceedings.
Firstly get a valuation for the property (at least one).
Work out the average market price for the property. work out sale costs including solicitor's fees and then 60% of the equity after sale costs - that is your sum which you want from him