Reply To: Advice if I have to sell the house
I think that you have to recognise you not paying his money severely disadvantages him to move on and buy etc.
i would get an agreement. Is he only getting what he contributed or with interest based on equity proportions? If it’s going to take years, maybe calculate that you’ll repay this monthly by not taking maintenance. That will impact on you but not as much as selling; if doing id insist he pays you in to your account monthly maintenance and you then pay back as deposit repayment(you can name payments to cover you both).
In theory if he’s owed money he could take you to small claims if below a certain amount.