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my sister who has been at war with my parents for years has

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my sister who has been at war with my parents for years has now come back into thier lives.She has caused a big falling out with me and my mum and dad.I am an owner of thier home with them can she get them to sign it over to her.I have been on the deed for at least ten years and could they change thier will to have me taken off
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.
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Could you explain your situation a little more please?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


no Ive told you all that there is already

Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.
I need more information please. Whose name is the house in?
Why was it transferred partly into your name?
Is it joint tenants or tenants in common?
I need the full background please
Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question I shall do my best to help you.
How much is the property worth and do you actually mean that you have been added to the Title Deeds - I ask because you also refer to their Will!
Claire
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


Hi,


 


I am on the deeds of the house as an owner with my parents.So there are three owners. My Mum,Dad and me. On there deaths the house would pass to me as sole owner.Current worth approx five hundred thousand. I am sole benficary of thier will but my sister who has scammed them in the past may try something.I just want to know where I stand if she tries to get them to sign house over to her or they decide to make her an owner as well.

Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.
Thank you.
Your parents cannot transfer their share of the house to her either without your consent or a court order. So there can be no nasty surprises.
They can of course change their will as they think fit without telling you, but if they exclude you completely, you have a claim under the Inheritance Provision for Family and Dependents Act because they are under a duty to make provision for children and dependents.

they can of course leave their share to her in the will if the property is no longer joint tenants because they have seven the joint tenancy. You have no control over whether they do that or not.

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Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.
Thank you.
Your parents cannot transfer their share of the house to her either without your consent or a court order. So there can be no nasty surprises.
They can of course change their will as they think fit without telling you, but if they exclude you completely, you have a claim under the Inheritance Provision for Family and Dependents Act because they are under a duty to make provision for children and dependents.

they can of course leave their share to her in the will if the property is no longer joint tenants because they have seven the joint tenancy. You have no control over whether they do that or not.

Does that answer the question?
Can I answer any specific points or clarify anything?
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