Hi, thank you for your further question. If no agreement can be reached you are able to pursue an application to court to force a sale of the property. This can be done using form N1 together with a £355 court fee to your local court court. However, given that he has instructed solicitors and has started the process it will be in your interests to attempt to settle this out of court in correspondence negotiations.
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You are legally entitled to 50% of the property as you are unmarried. If he seeks a greater share he will need to demonstrate that there is agreement or intention between you that his greater contributions would increase his share.
In relation to the property value, without a formal appraisal/valuation then it will just be guessing at the value which may not be in your interest.
You could attempt to reach an agreement with him or through his solicitors, but again your legal position is that you are entitled to 50% of the equity in the property.
If no agreement can be reached directly or through mediation the only way to settle the matter is through the courts.