She has life rent of the property and when she dies or gives up living there the property comes straight to me
Originally the will stated that the executors and trustees of the will, her brother and sister were to hold interest in the house owned by my father throughout the life rent. However, they transferred the title over to me a year later.
Nothing is said currently of how is responsible for the up keep of the house. But the original will did quote (My estate will be administered according to the following conditions and powers: To acquire for the occupation of any beneficiary in my estate any dwellinghouse which my executors may consider suitable and to improve, decorate, reconstruct or add to it in such a manner as my executors may consider necessary or desirable.
But since the title deeds have been transferred over to me I don't know who is responsible. I was told by my fathers Solicitor basically she is only allowed to live in the house, nothing more. I just don't think she has the right to go and landscape gardens thinking she ultimately owns the house until she no longer needs it.
Late 50's I would say. It's a large garden but tress that have been moved were of sentimental value. However, just need to know if she can legally do this work as no permission has been sought as I hold the title deeds