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Hi, I’m Lea and I will be assisting you with your query today.
I am very sorry to hear about your dilemma, but will do my best to provide you with advice and guidance on what to do next. Is this a joint or sole rental property or is it jointly or solely owned by one of you?
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You say 'partner', does that mean you are not married?
Did you make any contribution to the property?
Okay, well, as you were not married you don't have a claim against her for home rights - which you would have done had you been married.
The £1000 you paid towards rendering is a negligent amount in comparison to rent that would have been payable had you lived elsewhere, so you are unlikely to be able to raise a good enough argument that you have added any substantial value to the house and should therefore have a beneficial interest. You could try asking her for the money back if you wanted to push it, but I think it's probably best to cut your losses and move.
You don't actually have any rights to the property at all, and as I said above, since you are not married you have no marital home rights either, so you have to leave the property when she tells you to.
Sorry, I know this probably isn't what you wanted to hear but it is how the law stands.
The notice periods for you are whatever your ex provides - s/he is not bound to give you notice as per pandemic rules as you are not a tenant.
All the best.