What exactly is the problem with this because there is nothing illegal in what the mother did.
Is someone challenging this?
The son should have declared that this property had been signed over to him although it is unlikely to made any difference with regard to the Council property that he was living in if a did it so it saved her leaving it to him in her will, and would save him applying for grant of probate when she eventually died and in the event that there may have been inheritance tax to pay, it avoided any inheritance tax.
In actual fact, it would not have avoided inheritance tax because it was a gift with reservation because she continued to live in the property. If she had not lived in the property, then the situation with the local authority would have been much different.
Having said all this, that’s not to say that the local authority could not be quite awkward over it.
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