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My dad died after moving his girlfriend in to his home 5 weeks

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my dad died after moving his girlfriend in to his home 5 weeks before. The house has been left to me and I said his girlfriend that I would give her £7000 to help to cost of moving and she could stay for 6 months. She now has come back to say she wants £25000 to move out.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  ukfamilysolicitor replied 1 year ago.
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I am a Solicitor an will assist you.
Please may I ask:
- did they marry?
- did your dad provide for her in his will or any rights to occupy?
- has she paid any rent?
- had they lived together as man and wife for more than 2 years?
- has she contributed towards the mortgage, paid a deposit of added value to the house through renovation?
- whose name was the house in?
Kind Regards
Caroline
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
HiSorry for the delay - this went to my work email. The answer to the first 5 questions is no and the house was in his name.
Expert:  ukfamilysolicitor replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Thank you for your response and confirming that for me.
The girlfriend has no rights to your fathers property at all and she cannot make a claim under the Trust of Land Act or the Inheritance Provision for Family and Dependants. The only entitlement that she has is any belongings she may have or any furniture/ chattels she has purchased.
It therefore follows that your offer is more than generous.
If the girlfriend doesnt agree and you are not willing to offer any more - keep notifying as to when you expect her to move out. If she doesnt go - then break the locks - and change them so that she cannot acces the property. You can then agree a time and date for her to collect her belongings - you should tell her to to do this under police escort so that they can supervise.
Kind Regards
Caroline
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