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Do you know who has control of his estate please?
No idea. As far as we are aware he didnt have any family.
I would speak with the Council
They can see if anything can be done
But sadly in short if the person is dead you are kind of stuck
This is because any claim for negligence can only be made against someone or their estate
If they have died then it would be their estate
They will either have family or the property will go the Crown (you may have been Heir Hunters on TV?)
But contact the Council as they could get a property management order to get the property back into shape.
The downside is they could rent it to Council tenants
But at least it gets fixed
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
As far as we know the man owned the house. Would the council be obliged 2 step in. The house really is in a terrible state...
It is a matter of discretion
You see its someone else's house - the Council can't be expected or have a duty to step into someone's house to tidy it up
But they can get a property management order and get it rented out to Council tenants. They have power to do that.
Does that clarify?
If the council didn't want to get involved is there somewhere else we can turn to?
You would need to contact who would now own the property.
That is the only other choice
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything else for you?
Looks like we have a battle on our hands!! Thank you for your advice though.