Thank you for your response. To answer your question I first looked up prices on zoopla. Prices in the area have gone up a lot since my mother died. I would say it is probably worth between 285 and 315 thousand .There is some work that needs to be done on the house which if imprudent to do so could be left out and taken off of the asking price. (if the house was eventually sold for more than £325,000 - the point at which inheritance tax comes into play would this make any difference apart from having to pay the tax?)
There is a small mortgage , due to a loan made by my mother to one of my brothers (There is nothing written down) which me and my other brother expect to be repaid to us after the sale of the house.
There are no other assets. There was a will left which made myself and both brothers equal beneficiaries and joint executors.
Please could you inform me as to whether any of your questions have a bearing on my having collected benefits since the death of my mother or continuing to do so until her estate is settled.
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Please bear with me. I am intending to give you a good feedback but could you just tell me : In this context could you please explain what the word "proved" means? Does the fact that i have not actually received any monies definitely mean i will not owe the government any cash as regards ***** ***** benefit so far? And can I continue claiming until the probate is over? I haven't got any cash to live on otherwise. At what exact point do I have to stop claiming or tell them? When I do "the Blah! Blah! Blah"? or when I get the "whatever" letter? When the probate is officially done? (how will i know?) or indeed when I get some of the money from the sale of the house? The main things are , are you DEFINITELY sure I will not be owing the government any money? Can I carry on claiming? And what does"proved" mean?.......Thank you
How do i "get" the probate , is it granted to me in letter form or will I be given a date when probate is officially granted. I have a probate pack on the way to me and i intend to do it myself. Will i be officially informed as to when the probate is proved. When I have "got" the probate , the will is "proved" and I have notified the authorities that i WILL be receiving some monies , will i continue to be able to receive benefits up until the point that the house is actually sold , and some money is actually in my bank account? Do I , in fact , actually have to tell them anything? For example , legally , is there a point at which I can just simply cease claiming?
Sorry to be a pain but can i ask again , are you DEFINITELY sure I will not be owing the government any money?
No. I have gone through some paperwork and i have found a letter from the will writing service she used. I have just phoned them.They are now going to get her will out of secure storage and on receipt of a letter from myself they will be sending it to me. My mother always made it plain that the money would be split 3 ways - Full stop!