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thank you. Ideally of course it is preferable for co-owners to agree matters between themselves as regards ***** ***** interests in the property. If agreement cannot be reached in this respect, either co-owner would have recourse to the courts under section 14 trusts of land and appointment of trustees act to require the other to buy out their share or for the property to be sold or indeed of course either of the co-owners could make a market offer for the others share. where one co-owner is proving difficult in terms of any sale, then the other can also in addition to the above make an application to the court to have sole conduct of any sale which would include making determinations in regards ***** ***** agent if any is appointed to market and which solicitor is appointed to deal with the sale
In terms of determining respective shares in the property, where someone owns a property as joint tenants, or tenants in common there is a presumption that each of them own 50% in the property. It used to be quite difficult to depart from that presumption however, following the decisions in Stack v Dowden  UKHL 17 and Jones v Kernott  UKSC 53 it is now open to a party has contributed more than the other to dispute that they intended to make a gift of the difference between the respective contributions as a gift to the other. Evidence that can be adduced in support of that position would include that there was otherwise no sharing of finances other than perhaps a joint expenses bank account but otherwise their respective finances were kept entirely separate and there being no documentary evidence or other evidence of agreement between them that such difference would amount to a gift. Where that can be demonstrated, an application can be made as above under section 14 of the trusts of land and appointment of trustees act in the same claim to request a court to determine respective shares in the property based on respective contributions.
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