Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
What did the Order actually say?
Would your mother have objected?
Ah I see
Would you have been willing to pay Stamp Duty?
Yes the Order was made between the parties - but if they both agreed your name could have been substituted - although Stamp Duty would then have been payable.
I am not sure why the solicitor would not agree this if both your parents requested it and you should ask for a written explanation
Please ask if you need further details
No I am afraid not.
If the property had been transferred into your name you would have had to pay Stamp Duty on THAT transaction because you are not the person named in the `Court Order.
Your father can complain that his wishes were not followed but he has no claim as he has no loss.
Again I am afraid not - they were not acting for you.
However there is no reason why your father cannot simply transfer his share into your name now
Inheritance Tax is payable by the Estate of a person who has died.
If your father lives for a further seven years this gift to you will not attract IHT