Probate. A will was witnessed but a witness was unable to sign and directed me to do so at his direction. My Nan gifted her house by way of keys and telling me where her title deeds were 6 months before she died. What are the implications of this
He had a problem with his hand an injury but also he may have been slightly dyslexic.
First opportunity to have 2 independent witnesses present at the same time. He drove so presumably he could sign, he was embarrassed so suspect he was dyslexic afterwards.
Would add the the testator had signed and the other witness before him he had not said that he would be unable to sign until it got to him. Only one copy was taken.
Not now previously he would have. Huge dispute about building works he performed and now denies even meeting the testator. He has been trying to extort money for around 9 months. There is written evidence to his I would have helped you etc... and a witness to say he had meet the testator, turns out he is on medication and was working while on benefits.
Yes granted back in 2012 estate distributed as per the will. The will was passed to colleague and asked about the clause for 'at the direction of' to be added if required. They never came back with a yes or no, valid or not, a few months later the testator died and they sent it off as it stood. The will was called back after the solicitors were reported to the police and SRA, The witness was working for the senior partner, clearing files, they reported it to the police. No beneficiaries have raised issue with it.
No the probate office is not involved.
Probate granted 2012 the estate distributed they have not raised an issue with it. The solicitors who made the application and the witness have informed the police. Arrested no charges the police have been investigating now for a year.
A will was witnessed but a witness was unable to sign and directed me to do so at his direction. My Nan gifted her house by way of keys and telling me where her title deeds were 6 months before she died. What are the implications of this
His name was given not signed as a signature his address was dictated by him.
Myself and my children are the only living relatives now. I was also her Attorney, she was moving down to live with us, hence the building work quoted 12 weeks took 12 months. Hence none of the beneficiaries had a problem, we all knew her wishes and plans.
No, my mum was adopted and died, my nan had a half sister who died, I had a brother who died he left 2 children who were adopted.
yes they were 1 yr and 2 yr when he died, his partner moved on.
My Nan also gave me her house around March as it was to be sold to help fund the conversion and her living costs. We did not register the gift as I would have had to pay taxes on the transfer it also to have to be registered at the land registry. (unregistered property) I had Power of Attorney etc.. she gave keys said where the deeds were, as she was moving and it was to be sold we just left it at that. Would this gift be recognised as valid. The house has been sold years ago now. There probably is not any written evidence of the gift because we had no reason to think any one would question it.
without the house £25,000.00 with the house £330,000.00 the house was declared on the IHT forms as it was a transfer.