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Good afternoon, Our family has a cabin in BC for the past

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Good afternoon,
Our family has a cabin in BC for the past 44 years. It was purchased by my parents then and my father passed away in 1989. In 1998 I was added to the title, to insure that it stayed in the family and to help my mother with the annual costs and upkeep, which I have been doing. My sister wishes to place a fifth wheel trailer on the property all year round, so she and her family can come and go and not have pull their regular trailer each time they wish to go out. My mother is 91 now and wishes that the property passes to me only. She has also had a lawyer draft a letter to insure her wishes are in writing. Is there any possibility that having a trailer there, could I loose some part of ownership or can they assume some sence of ownership.
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There is no basis in law for them to assume they get an interest in the cabin because they are permitted to park something on the property.

So as long as you are on title as a joint -tenant with your mother, the property will pass to you at her death and not form part of the estate.

The letter will help you sister realize that this was your mother's intention.

The trailer is not relevant to ownership rights.

Let me know if you need any further clarification.
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