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Hi- no witness statement. But he has an invoice from the roofing company with my name on it as I organised the works. My brother paid it but I always maintained that the monies should be taken out of the estate as will be the care home fees and any other monies associated with my mother's care. I don't know if he has any other substantive evidence. The deal was that I would pay my brother 5% interest on all these fees at the time of the demise of my mother.
I arranged the works but didn't instruct the builder to put my name on the invoice. The invoice had my name on it but my brother's address (i.e. my mother's home) I live in London. We agreed to share the costs but I said that these should be deducted from my mother's estate. My brother paid the bill. This was 5 years ago. The claim has come through County Court Bulk centre and I have sent acknowledgement of service. Either way there was no time specified to pay the amount save that will be paid on the demise of my mother or earlier should I choose to!
Presumably the other issues will be dealt with separately with a different fee?
Can you answer the final question I posted a few mins ago? Nick
Hi. Thanks for prompt reply. Im not sure if there is anything in writing to the effect that I would pay out of the house sale proceeds but there may well be. I will have to trawl through a million e-mails!!! I am happy to draft an agreement that the monies will be repaid also at a 5% interest. Will check
My mother paid me various monies about 25-30 years ago to help me with deposits for flats etc. By cheque. I have no records going so far back but my brother says he has discovered some letters from me to her saying I would repay the money. Not sure if any time limit stated. Have not seen these letters!!!
Yes he wants these loans to be repaid to the estate with interest!!!
Shall I proceed with your recommendation to hire a solicitor to have the money claim re: roof struck off?
PS on the other question about whether it is better to retain the gift of the house rather than keep the house in my mother's will would you recommend I get professional advice on this matter as well??