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Could you please just confirm that your parents were never divorced?
When did your Mother die?
Apologies, I have just noticed that you are in Scotland. As an English Solicitor, I will need to opt out. Apologies Al
I am a lawyer in Scotland and will help you with this. The law in Scotland where no will was left is that your father would be entitled to prior rights in the estate of his wife. If they were living together that would include the house. As they were not then the house would pass to you. However you can decline this and ask the solicitor winding up the estate to place the house into the name of your father. All that has to happen is that you, as the owner of the house from your mothers estate, DISPONE the house to your father. Or you can enter into what is called a Deed of Family Arrangement. The solicitor should know how to do this. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.