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Thanks for your reply.
I'm afraid that there is a presumption in the absence of any express agreement that joint owners of a property each have a 50% interest in the property.
The solicitor at the time of the transfer should have check to make sure that you understood the consequences of the transfer to your partner and that you knew the implications of proceeding to transfer the share to your partner.
They are not concerned, particularly, with the reason you are doing it - just that you understood what it mean post-completion.
This means that she now owns half the property and provided you were not placed under any duress (eg. Threats and coercion which deprive you of a free choice because going through with it is the only way you could prevent yourself being harmed) and there was no element of fraud in the documentation then she will retain the same rights in respect of the property that you do.
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I terribly sorry but as I said above, I'm afraid the reasons are lagrely immaterially unless you consdered that serious harm would be caused to you if you did not agree to the transfer.
Doubtless you consider it unfair, but I'm afraid that it was ultimately your choice.