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I am very sorry to read of the above and I imagine what a difficult position it must be. I will certainly try to clarify your options.
I'm following up on the above. Without some further information from you as above, I am limited in what I can say on the matter but in the hope it is helpful nonetheless, I will provide you with the following broad answer. If you are able to kindly provide me with the above further information or if you have any further questions generally, I will be delighted to expand on the following - please just reply back to me in this case:
Notwithstanding the above, in general terms from what you describe, your ex-partner will either owe you a return of the money that you loaned together with interest of interest was agreed, or in the event the money was invested into the property, then you could contemplate claiming an equity share in the property commensurate with the relative amounts each of you contributed to the property at the outset.
In other events, you would in the first instance attempt to negotiate a settlement with your ex-partner but in the event she is unwilling to do so, you would need to consider proposing in the first instance mediation and failing this, would need to issue proceedings either in the County Court as a claim for debt if you are seeking to recover the money as a loan or under section 14 of the trusts of land and appointment of trustees act if you are seeking an equity share in the property and potentially an order for sale