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whether he would be entitled to half of property would depend on how it is owned.
If it is owned as Joint Tenants, then you both own all of it. Any split would have to be agreed between you, otherwise if sold the rule of thumb would be 50/50.
If the property is owned as Joint Tenants in Common, then the deeds would show what % each has.
The answer was correctly given about what he or you would be entitled to.
The first part of my answer is to find out from you how the property is owned.
The fact he has done little around the property would have no baring on the matter. You have both remained in the property making use of it.
If you are joint owners he is unfortunately legally entitled to his share. Unfair I know with what you have put in over the years, but that is the legal position. The only way you could possibly claim more, would be either if he agreed to it, or, you have a written agreement in place stating that money you have invested into the property was some sort of loan only. Without this, the law would consider that when you were living together, you have to spend money on a property, food, utilities etc, and you benefited from that.
I do appreciate that you may not like the legal answer to your question, but Imhave to give an honest answer and not just something a customer what’s to hear. you are in an unfortunate situation, but the legal position is such as explained.
I hope this clears up any misunderstanding. Can I assist further?