The Law Society’s Library lists resources that contain precedents for cohabitants when considering an order for sale of property
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Where a property is held in joint names but a sale cannot be agreed, then section 14 of the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 states that “Any person who is a trustee of land or has an interest in a property subject to a trust of land may make an application to the court for an order”.
Commentary on this point can be found in:
Duckworth, Matrimonial Property and Finance (looseleaf, 2000-) includes commentary on the important case of Stack v Dowden  UKHL 17.
Wildblood, Cohabitation and Trusts of Land, 2nd ed. (2010).
Sample precedents can be found in:
Wood, Cohabitation, 5th ed. (2012) contains:
Atkin’s Court Forms, Vol. 20(2) (2012) contains:
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