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I lived with my partner for seven years until she asked me to leave. She owned the property and we shared all household expenses equally, and when I left I just took the things I had brought with me. Am I entitled to anything more?

You are entitled to a half share of any items purchased during the time you were together as long as they were intended to be jointly owned or were bought out of joint funds. If your former partner refuses to divide these items you could claim compensation via the County Court if necessary. If you paid part of the mortgage or made any substantial contribution to the property it’s possible you would have a claim to a share of the house. It would certainly be worth discussing this with a solicitor.

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