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JGM, Solicitor
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My mum bought her council flat and changed the title deeds

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My mum bought her council flat and changed the title deeds into her daughter and son-in-laws name should this alter her benefits as she is now concerned that the council is still under the impression she still owns the house.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question.

Is she receiving benefits in connection with the house? If so what?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

council tax benefit and pension credit.

Expert:  JGM replied 3 years ago.
These benefits are decedent on your mother's income and saving. Whether or not she owns the house should not affect these unless she received a price for the house which has increased her savings.
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