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My sister Valerie aged 83 bought a house with her daughter

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My sister Valerie aged 83 bought a house with her daughter Sue. There was a verbal agreement that the house was jointly owned by them. Later Susan married Ron. Sue has recently died. Does Ron have any claim over 50% of the home?
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Paul House.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question

My name is Clare

I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first

How was the purchase funded and was there any written record of the agreement?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There was no written agreement, and the house was purchased 50/50 by Sue and Valerie. We were concerned that half the house might go to Ron as he is Sue's next of kin. Thank you for your prompt reply.RegardsPaul
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

So in fact the house is already held in joint names

Do you have a copy of the Title Deeds - the Office copy Entries?