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Hi Claire, in these scenarios, it is usual for each party to leave their half share to their respective children, but with the proviso that the survivor won't be forced to sell the property. Hence, the Will will state that your stepmother has a right to remain living in the property for as long as she like as well as granting her the right to downsize/buy any other property which she may need in later years. Hence, I am afraid she does have the right to purchase any other property she may require, and you do not have any right to object. I am sorry this is not the answer you were looking for, but it sets out the legal position. If I have answered your question, I would be grateful if you could rate my answer. Kind Regards Al
Hi, if the property is ever sold, it would be normal for your half share to equal half the Sale price less half of the legal and Estate Agents fees. You would not therefore be contributing to any Purchase costs she incurs. Kind Regards Al
Thanks Claire, all the best. Al