If 2 people own the property and one wants to sell and the other doesn’t, the willing seller can take the reluctant seller to court and make an application under s14 of the Trust of Land Appointment of Trustees Act for a Order for Sale. If there are no children involved and know the reason why the property should not be sold, the willing seller will get that order and will normally get costs awarded against the reluctant seller.
However you have a nine-year-old daughter together and you are both under a duty to provide a home for that dependent child until 18 and therefore, unless a sale of the property would produce enough money to provide a home for you and your daughter for the next nine years and release any money to your boyfriend, then a sale is not on the cards and he would be wasting his time.
Incidentally, if there is no agreement to the contrary as to what happens when the property is sold, then regardless of what each of you put in, it’s split 50-50. There is already caselaw on that which I don’t think particularly fair but that’s what the courts have decided.
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