I see this means that it will be considered matrimonial property which complicates the situation somewhat. The answer to your question is no, you cannot have his rights removed as you cannot simply overwrite statutory legislation (the law). However, you may be able to stop him from having a 50% right to the home, but this will require you to show in evidence what you have said. If you can show that you have paid the mortgage and the repairs, expansions etc to the home and he has barely contributed then this can be "evened out" in distribution of the estate. However, there are other options you have if he does not want to divorce, but being honest you are going to have to instruct a family solicitor. One thing that you will want to do is check how the deeds to the house are split, this may sound strange but you can own 100% of a house jointly, or you can both own 50% each ( I really hope that makes sense) if it is the latter then you may be able to secure some equity against your half without him having any say, but this does mean that this would come off your half upon sale. The only other way you can force a sale for example will be to have a court decree what is to happen. Another option you have is to look at spousal maintenance however, this will require an in depth look at what you may be entitled to from you ex. All of these things will require legal work and as I already stated I think you are going to have to instruct a family solicitor hopefully you may be able to mediate the situation with your ex partner. I wish I could give you a more definitive answer, however, these are some of your option and I hope that I have managed to shed some light on what is potentially a complicated issue.
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