Do you know that your father wrote a will?
Have you seen a copy?
Do you know what is in it?
Do you know who was appointed as executor?
With regard to the bungalow, do you know whether it was joint tenants or tenants in common and if you don’t know, have you seen the land Registry title deed?
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If she will not let you have a copy of the will, (she is not obliged to do so) then she may be hiding something. My advice to people is that even though anyone asking for a copy of the will may not be entitled to it (even beneficiaries are not entitled to see the will although they can get a copy from the probate registry once probate has been granted) is for complete transparency, if any potential beneficiary asked to see a copy, just reveal it.
Hence, if she won’t let you have a copy, and you think that your father may have been under some kind of undue influence from her to change his will in her favour or that he lacked the mental capacity to do so when he did it, you can make an application to court for Pre-Action Disclosure of the will and you can ask the court to award court costs against her on the basis that you are asking for a copy of the will was not an unreasonable request in these circumstances.
You may find that she is more receptive to a request coming from a solicitor. However, if she’s done anything untoward, she may dig her heels in even further!
You can get the deeds to the property from this link for £3.they arrive in minutes.
you can attach the deed or what you need to do is look for a restriction, along the lines of, “no disposition by a sole proprietor …..”
If that rather odd wording is in there then the property is held as tenants in common and each share of the house passes in accordance with the deceased will. If that wording is not in there, then the property is joint tenants and passes to the survivor under the right of survivorship.it does so, regardless of what the deceased will says.
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