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Is the property registered in your sole name only at Land Registry?
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If the property is now registered in your sole name with no other person listed on the land registry title the provided that no other contractual agreement was made between you and your mother at the time of transfer giving any one else an interest then the house is yours.
This means that it would be extremely difficult for her partner to make a claim against it now and almost impossible for the partner’s family to do so once they have passed away.
Basically, because it is your asset then your mother cannot even direct that her partner is allowed to stay in it after her death, because as it is your assets it is entirely up to you.
Provided that the property is in your name only and that the transfer occurred more than 16 year ago, you can be fairly relaxed about a potential claim from his family.
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In that case you are well placed in terms of not getting a claim with a prospect of sucess and also have flexibility as to what provision is made for him if your mother should pass first.
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