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My wife owns a property onto which, fifteen years ago, we built

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My wife owns a property onto which, fifteen years ago, we built an extension for her mother.
Her mother paid a substantial amount of the cost of the work and has lived there rent free ever since.
I am concerned about the rights she has in respect of her tenancy and would like to know if she has any. I understand that a sitting tenant has to pay rent.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to assist you but I need some further information first.
How much is the property worth and how much of that value relates to the extension
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

the property is worth about 750000, and is in the sole name of my wife.

The money £30000 was a gift to my wife the build the addition but there was no legal agreement made between the two of them in this respect.

Thanks.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
How much would the property be worth WITHOUT the extension
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I would think 735000.

Thanks

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Was there any discussion about what the arrangement would be - and is there any current intention to change the arrangements?
Clare