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From your description, it appears that you have what is called a life interest in the property, which means that you can stay there until you either move or die. Normally you would be entitled to 1/2 share in your husband's estate, but you would need to make a claim within 12 months of probate being granted for his will, after his death. For some reason, perhaps because you were not told at the time, you have not made a claim, but you would have been entitled to 1/2 share of the property if you had made the claim within the statutory period of 12 months