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Father now deceased left house to four children, allowing lifelong

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father now deceased left house to four children, allowing lifelong residency to two who already live there, one is disabled
the other is his carer, and left his belongings to the two who live in the house but not money. the other two siblings live elsewhere with their children. the two who live in the house therefore own all the items in the house. the other two siblings have keys to the house and one of them says they have the right to enter the house whenever they please, including when the occupiers are not present. as the house is filled with belongings of the occupiers is this true?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  F E Smith replied 1 year ago.
The property is owned by the four children and the four children have equal rights to enter the property as they wish. It happens that 2 of the children have been granted the right to live in the property for life which prevents its sale in the interim.Unfortunately, the two non-resident children are able to enter the house even when the occupiers are not present.There is a potential argument that it is a breach of the Human Rights right to privacy if they simply turn up without notice. However provided they give reasonable notice of at least 24 hours, there is probably nothing that can be done about it.Can I clarify anything for you?Please don’t forget to rate the service positive. It is an important part of the process by which experts get credit.Best wishesFES
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