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My Mother died in 1998. The property has not been put in the names of the Benfeciaries
One point, the person living in the property until their death was a "Licence" and not a Life Tenant. Does this make a difference?
The person whom my late Mother allowed to stay in the house after her death claimed that the property was theirs. We took the person to Court.
The Court allowed the person to reside at the property "until his death as a bare Licencee and the property will remain in its entirety as an asset of the Estate until so;d by the Executors of the Estate upon determination of the Licence " provided that he admits to no beneficial interest in the property, allow no other person to reside in the property, to allow access to the property the Executors and Beneficiaries, pay for the day to day running expenses including utilities.
The agreement was not intended to create a relationship of landlord and tenant and the person was not entitled to an assured tenancythe Housing Act 1988 or any other statutory security of tenure now or upon the determination of the Licence. This was a precis of the Court Order.