My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise Please understand this is not legal advise but a guide to assist you.
Your partner has to agree to transfer the half share back to you.
If he refuses, you can force a sale by going to court.
If you do not want to do that, you can the Solicitor/Conveyancer that acted for you to provide a detailed letter that confirms who paid and put together evidence that you paid and that your partner is only holding his share in trust for you.
This will be something that is dealt with later when you sell or in a property settlement if you separate.
If he agrees to give you the share it will be a sale and you will have to pay stamp duty on the value of the half sahre.
It is not fair I know but this is how the law is in Australia.
You can also register a caveat on the property to claim his half share and that he holds it in trust for you.
This is also another way to back up you claim.
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