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Hi, thank you for your question. When he contributed towards the property was there a formal agreement or deed of trust prepared to outline his contribution and what will happen in the event that a party wishes to sell the property?
How much did he contribute and can you demonstrate what both your intentions were regarding his involvement?
Thank you and apologies for the delay in responding. It would appear that you both have equal shares in the property but I would highly suggest you double check the title deed to see if it is as joint tenants or tenants in common. If it is as joint tenants, then if one of you passes away the whole property passes to the survivor automatically and you cannot pass it on as inheritance which would not be in your interest. If it is as tenants in common it can be held as unequal shares and you can each deal with your share as inheritance as you choose.
I appreciate that the above is not your specific issue at the moment, but it is in your interest to be aware of it.
In relation to his request to sell it - he is able to pursue this if no agreement can be made between you (for example buying out his interest). It makes it difficult for you given that there is no formal agreement or deed of trust and it will be for you to show to the court each of your intentions regarding the property to prevent a sale.
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