No I didn't promise him a share in the property. We did talk about how I would make sure in my will he could stay here if I died first, and then the house would become my children's but I haven't written my will. With regard to renovations.... external lights - paid cash to electrician no bill or receipt. Extension to drive again paid cash no receipt ( a friend of a friend!). He has bought odd things for the house kettle toaster, internal light fittings but I cant think of anything else.
The lights were about £30.00 and the drive was about £975.00 and some of the funds for this were raised through a car boot sale that we both did to get the cash together for it. But I cant tell you exactly how much either of us contributed towards the drive.
Hi In that case no he has no financial claim on your property since he clearly has not made any financial contribution to it. Of course he may be hoping that you will offer him a nominal payment to avoid an expensive court case - a decision which will be entirely yours to make!
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