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Hi, could you please let me know if the property was in joint names? Does your Mother's Will just allow her partner to remain living in the property for the rest of his life/until he wishes to sell/moves out? Kind Regards Al
Hi, thanks for your reply. I take it that the Will also states that your partner can remain living in the property and as and when he dies/moves out, the property is t be sold and the proceeds divided between my children, or words to that effect? Kind Regards Al
Hi, I would certainly hope the Will has been drafted correctly, as it is quite a common scenario. As the property is held upon trust for you/the children, you certainly should not transfer the property into her partner's name. You should speak to a local Solicitor (please don't rely on the Bank!) and the correct thing to do would be to have the property transferred into your joint names "as Trustees of the late xxxx". This is a very straight forward procedure and once registered at the Land Registry, means that you are protected and he won't be able to sell the property without your consent. I hope this assists and sets out the legal position. If I have helped, please don't forget to rate my answer. Kind Regards Al