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my grandmother died in 1980 and the deeds were and are in her maiden. My grandmother then got married and took on the name of my stepgrandfather who has continued to reside within the home.
What rights has my stepgrandfather got regarding the ownership of the property. My grandmothers WILL states that the property is to be left to her children/survivors.
There was never an agreement that the house would become joint tenancy and nothing signed to say anything different.
Was your grandmother's estate adminstered at the time of her death? Ie. was a grant of probate applied for an obtained?
yes she died on 14th march 1980 and probate order dated 21/4/1980.
The position is that the property should now be on trust for the children as stated in her Will. It will remain on trust until the children come of age to inherit, they will shall state the terms.
You need to get in touch with the executor to establish this is the case and whether the title deeds to the property have been updated to reflect her passing and that the properyt is on trust.
Your stepfather is now time barred from making a claimi against the estate. He is probably occupying the property under licence so if he is to be evicted then he will need to received "reasonable notice" to vacate.
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