Thank you Sam, (1) the alterations will involve our dinning room becoming their lounge /dinner with an extension from this room down the side of the property to incorporate the garage as a bedroom with ensuite and a kitchen in the extension. It will have its own entrance but will be designed to be incorporated back into the main house in the future, it will not be a separate property in its own right. It will still have internal access into the main house.
They are in relatively good health my father being 82 and mother 78. But 7 years is quite some time. Would they both have to survive for the seven years or just one of them.
Their total estate even with their property is unlikely to exceed much beyond £150,000 between them.
The reason for them moving in with me is, that they presently live in a mid terrace with stairs that cause issues, the purchase of a bungalow is outside of their ability in the local area. Moving in with us would hopefully remove the need in the longer term for care from the council.
As additional info,
(2) When my parents bought their council house i gave them £4,000 pounds towards the cost with my father paying a small mortgage for the rest. I seem to remember that at the start my name was on the paperwork but was removed before completion as i was in the process of buying my own property
I do not have any paperwork to conform this, could this have a bearing on this issue if i could possibly find some paperwork to show that i originally had an interest in their house.
Thank you for the quick response to my question.