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Hi, as the property was not owned by your mother when she died, the gift of the property to your sister is invalid. Only assets belonging to a deceased at the date of death can be distributed in accordance with the deceased's Will, and as she did not own the property, your sister can't claim the house under the terms of the Will, nor can she make a claim against you for the house. I hope this assists and sets out the legal position. Kind Regards Al