He used one of the will people.
There was no Drs report confirming mental capacity. He had absolutely no mental health problems which the Dr can confirm.
no. Only bout the first 10 mins for tea etc
Over the years probaby thousands, the garden needed doing, the rooms, new furniture, new carpets and any repairs I used to do. It was very outdated.
My husband works and I used to have a property that I rented out, my own home, before I moved to my fathers.
What do you mean by structure? The house was structurally sound, it was not going to collapse.
I treated it as my own home, so did all the repairs, decoration,bought new furniture. All maintenace of the property was done by husband and I. Plus paid towards bills.
Like any normal person would do in their own home for the last 14 years.
It was mainly decoration. Also had new laminate floors put in, chimney in my room pulled out.
The bathroom needs complete refurbishment, which I was about to do in March 15 but my father became too ill and there is only 1 bathroom here so I left it.
Now decided not to do it as family want to contest will.
But it was mainly decoration. Just want to point out that we kept up maintenace also, i.e. leaks in property, changed taps.
Just want to point that I was going to put an extension here at one stage but never did, and I am glad I never did.
The kitchen needs total refurbishment.
Also I have been the only one who has ever done anything without any help from my family.
I would have done more if I had money and also if I my father had sold me this house years ago, like I asked him to do.
I hope I can get an answer now.
My father had absolutely NO mental health problems at all, his GP will confirm that. He made all his own decisions on everything, he was a stubborn man.
Because of this what basis can they challenge on?
I had to keep my house purely for this reason, I feared something like this would happen.
What can they possibly gain from all of this? Except loss of money.
There are only 3 who are challenging. I `m not even sure if they will go ahead but will wait and see.
Just want to know, why is it that the costs come out of the inheritance?
If this challenge did go ahead and they lost who then pays the cost?
If I won but am not the one challenging who then pays the costs?
How long could this take?
Just want to know, that this has been my main home for the last 14 years, and my father also promised me that this would be my home for life as I was the only one who did any thing for him, surely that will stand in my favour? The last 14 years of my life have been based around my father and not had much of a life myself, will the courts not take this into account?
The 4 of us were sleeping in almost one and a half rooms, (bedroom and a small boxroom). Had to put up with alot of stress from my siblings as well as from my father during these years. Surely this sacrifice counts for something?
I don`t understand, whether they win or lose, why will the costs come out of estate and not their own pocket?
Just wanted to add, that I have done nothing fraudulent or wrong. I never told him to leave everything to me, he did this out of his own free will. If I had influenced him, he was the sort of person who would have told another sibling.
I would have stayed with my father whether he had left me the house or not, he knew that. Thats why he left it to me, he knew I was not there for the money like the others were. He could see how much sacrifice I had made for him at the expense of my own family, surely this counts for something?
Also before all this trouble from my family I was willing to give them some money, but they did not even give me a chance to say this to them!!
Thank you for your help and assistance