My wife was executor and the V5C is in her name. She is out of the country until Tuesday night so not sure when probate was granted. Will confirm when I speak to her in the morning.
No it was in her husbands name until probate was granted in 2008. Value 6.5 k
She inherited the money from her late father.
The elder is from his previous marriage the younger is theirs.
As she was joint owner of the camper she assumed sole ownership passed to her. It was always her intention to leave the vehicle to the elder son in her will. The family have used it for holidays and the elder son has had free usage of it whenever he wanted it. She has paid to tax, insure and maintain the vehicle and we replaced the engine recently as the old one was beyond economical repair.
I go back to my original question, is it correct that an item that is jointly owned becomes the property of the joint owner on the demise of one party?
The name on the vehicle registration document, if you read it, is the name of the keeper not proof of ownership. Every vehicle my late wife and I owned had me as the registered keeper but as the family car was jointly owned.
As my wife bought the camper with her own cash I would say she had at least an equal claim of ownership. It was not a gift it was for family holidays and used as such.