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You each have a share of the property so any of you can apply to the court to force a sale in order to realise your shares.
The application to force a sale is under the Trustees of Lane and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996. You are all "trustees" and the law gives you a right to the property. The Court takes in to account various factors when deciding whether to order a sale - you would be able to object to the forced sale if you have a good reason. If you can buy out their share then there is no need to force a sale. The other owners would need to write to you either personally or via their solicitor to set out their proposal to force a sale and you would need to reply.
The order for sale is entirely at the discretion of the court and the court will consider the intentions the property was to be used for when inherited and whether anyone is actually living there now or not.
You could refuse to sell and in that case they have to go to the expense of going to court, i.e. making a court application and attending a hearing. There is no guarantee the court will order the sale - they will have to make cogent arguments about why it should be sold off instead of accepting your offer to purchase among other factors.
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