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Are you married to your ex? How much was the deposit?
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As you are not married how much you are entitled to depends how much you have put in and how much of the mortgage you have paid off compared to him. If you put in £6K then this is yours (contrast if you were married where the money would be "mingled" and your ex may have a claim).
If you own the property as joint tenants (50/50) then you would need his permission to sell - you could sever the joint tenancy and hold your share as a tenant in common. You could then force a sale or sell your share to someone else. You should ask him why he thinks he is entitled to half if he did not pay half of the deposit.
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