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Hi, thank you for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-Are/were you married to your partner?
-Do you have children together, if so what are their ages?
-What is the property worth and what is the outstanding mortgage?
-Is his name definitely on the title of the property and is it as joint tenants or tenants in common?
Thank you for confirming - the news is not good. Given that his name is ***** ***** title, you are not married and have no children together, and in the absence of any formal agreement between you regarding contributions, he would be entitled to a share of the equity in accordance with his share of the title. Therefore if it is as joint tenants or tenants in common in equal shares he is entitled to 50% of the proceeds of sale. The good news is he cannot force you to sell the property, and if he wished to be compensated for his legal interest he would need to pursue a court application and you can raise the issues of his non-contribution towards any significant work done which increased the value of the property.
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My name is ***** ***** I have been a solicitor for more than 30 years.
I note that in fact you DO have children together and that the property was purchased in joint names.
I also note that he has taken up to £30,000 from you - some of which was used on the property.
My colleague did not ask how the original purchase was funded - nor check for certain the mortgage position
Since you need the property as a home for the chidlren you can apply to the court for an Order under Schedule 1 pf the Children Act to force your ex to leave and allowing you to stay.
At the same time you can make a Claim using the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act for an Order dealing with your respective financial interests in the property.
Please ask if you need further details