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Hello, this is Jim and welcome to JustAnswer. I will be the lawyer working with you today.Sorry to hear of the issue. I will set out my written answer shortly.
Yes, you can sell your share and to whoever you want. The benefit of owning as tenants in common is that you own the 50% as a distinct share, meaning you can sell it without the other owner's permission and you can leave your share in your will if you wanted to. You do not own the property jointly or together as a whole. If you did (joint tenancy) and if they refused to buy you out or to sell, you would have to apply to the county court for an order. To sell your share you should consider obtaining 3 estate agency valuations, work out the equity, then sell your share and obtain a price to reflect your 50% shareholding.
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Hi, you can sell your share and that's the benefit of owning in distinct shares
My pleasure, thanks