I bought the council house of a family friend about 10 years the lady is to live rent free as long as she lives, I've put in a new kitchen and bathroom.the house is left to her daughter who will hand over the deeds after her mothers passing. There is no mortgage as i paid the full amount. The ladies sight is failing and she wishes to go into a small flat in sheltered accommodation. Is there a way to now get the house signed over legally.
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Thank you for your question.You should agree with her that she will dispone the house to you in repayment of the loan that you made her for purchasing the house in the first place. It would have been better if you had taken a security over the house when it was purchased but there is nothing to stop her signing the house over to you. I presume there are no benefits issues if she is moving to sheltered housing as opposed to a care home, and what her will says is irrelevant whilst she is alive.I hope this helps. Please leave a positive response so that I am credited for my time.
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