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You absolutely have the right to ask that the property is sold. It is a marital asset and you both have an entitlement to a share. The starting point is a 50/50 split of the equity, but there are smoother factors to weigh in when deciding a split of marital assets, such as other assets, pensions, ages, job prospects etc.
If he wishes to retain the house he would normally have to agree to buy you out of your share and have your name then removed from the mortgage - or you will be tied to the house until such time as the mortgage is paid off which would be unfair.
You say that you have been separated since 2017 - are you planning to divorce?
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I was asking about divorce as there matters are much more easily dealt with through that lens - being the financial order upon divorce.
These applications outside of the divorce procedure can be costly and time-consuming. However, in a financial order application, which costs £255 to make, the court can order the sale of the matrimonial home as part of the final package of orders that achieve your financial separation upon divorce.
It would be wise to consider this route rather than a civl law/ trusts application for the sale of the house as it will save you thousands of pounds in legal fees, and most likely be dealt with more quickly too. Also by a family law judge, who looks at issues of overall fairness and needs, not just the issue of the sale of the house - so you could even end up with a larger share that you had agreed previously.
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