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No, I am sorry to have to tell you that it is not your legal right to tell them to leave the property - that right belongs to the landlord. You can speak to the landlord, explain the circumstances, and state that you cannot afford to pay the whole rent by yourself and would therefore like to terminate your tenancy. Terminating your tenancy will only end the tenancy when you both move out.
On the other hand, if you can negotiate with your joint tenant and get them to agree to leave the property willingly, then that would be a good option. Once they are gone you can ask the landlord to give you a new tenancy in your sole name.
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