I think you mean, make the house mortgage free rather than make it freehold.
Please confirm if I have that wrong.
Your uncle can do what he likes with the house, transfer it to you and let you do what you like with it sell it, remortgage it, live in it whatever or, he can sell it and just give you the money.
If he owed your father money, that money now belongs to the father’s estate and if there are other beneficiaries, they are entitled to a share of that money so providing there are no other beneficiaries, what is being proposed is not a problem.
If your uncle’s total estate, if he were to die, is over £325,000, and he does not live seven years after transferring the property to you, there may be some inheritance tax to pay on a sliding scale downwards, depending on when he dies.
Can I clarify anything else for you?
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