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This depends very much on the way in which the ownership of the house was structured. If they owned the property as tenants in common in equal shares, it would be possible for his wife to leave her share to someone else, and in that case the property may need to be sold. If however the property is owned as a joint tenancy, then he will inherit the property by survivorship. If he thinks the will is unfair, then he can make a claim possibly under the Property Relationships Act or the Family Protection Act. He will however need to instruct his own lawyer, to make these claims. The lawyer who made the wills cannot act for him in this matter. The lawyer can handle the estate, but it will need to be his wife's sister who defends any application.
A further possibility is that he has been left a life interest in his wife's share of the property. That will permit him to stay on the property for the rest of his life. But he can still challenge this
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