I believe the property is now owned by a company since its
refurbishment as they are selling the flats once they become
Originally I believe the flat was owned by an Housing Association
when first tenanted approx. 30 years ago. In 2013 it was refurbished
and some flats sold privately. My assumption is based on this.
The main problem is her being placed in a care home, whom no
doubt will be paid through her pension, in which case would her
pension also be able to cover the flat cost in case she eventually
can return to it. If the flat cost can be paid I do not think she
would have to leave.
Very much appreciate your response.
May I ask a further question - application was made to the Court
of Protection to manage my sister's financial affairs whilst in care.
Am I entitled to receive details of outgoings and balances at
Jason I am now informed that my sister is receiving housing benefit.
I take it from your response that this means it should continue for
twelve months. My sister was put into care last week ending
25th April 2015. Do I understand therefore that the rent will be
covered until April 2016?