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My dad died a couple of weeks ago and I am keen to get the house inheritance sorted. The house was his sole residence..he built it back in early sixties and we have lived in it ever since. My sister and I still live in it now and it is our main residence. We have no other property in our name. Two questions..is some duty payable and where do we start? Thanks for your time.
ps the will is quite simple ..all assets come to both of us. My sister though would prefer not to have the house in her name. There will be no contesting of will.
Thank you for your question. To Introduce myself I am a sydney based Solicitor and will do my best to provide you with relevant information to assist you.
Sorry to hear about your loss.
Did he leave a will and in his will did he leave the house to both of you?
Are you prepared to give the house to her?
in the will he left us both everything including house. I am not sure about your second question. In my first message I mentioned that she does not want the house in her name. is that a possibility I even though the will names us both as beneficiaries.
she feels that her paltry centre link payments may be affected by her part ownership f the house. she is looking into it. Whatever the case, she won't be expecting me to pay her out.
Is duty payable?
it seems that it could get a little complicated if she does not want her share.
Back to my first question..where do I start? dad has the will in a safe box at the bank, but I am not able to get to it. If we are executors how do we go about requesting the contents of the box?
HIya, I am still following up on your suggestions...one more question.
Are wills registered with a particular government office once they are drawn up? If so, is it possible for me to retieve from this office/body if I supply a death certificate?
Thanks so much
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