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Clare, Solicitor
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my father died when i was 11 years old and was sole beneficiary

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my father died when i was 11 years old and was sole beneficiary ! I received a lump some of money which was placed in trust until my 18th birthday!

I have found out that my father and mother jointly registered ownership of a property in 1984.

this is copied from the registration document i acquired:

Title absolute
of 17 Cleaveland, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7PT.
C: Charges Register
This register contains any charges and other matters
that affect the land.
1 A Conveyance of the land in this title dated 31 December 1984 made
between (1) North Cornwall District Council and (2) Martin
Warriner Austin and Jennifer Lorraine Austin contains restrictive
NOTE: Original filed.
End of

Martin Warriner Austin is my father , Mark Parkyn is the man who my mother was having relations with at the time I witness my father being taken away from that property by police!

mark parkyn is not married to my mother ( jennifer lorraine austin) !

Do I have a right to claim my fathers (Martyn Warriner Austin) portion of the property! as i have never knowingly sighed any document for this or any property!
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for your question I shall do my best to assist you.
I am afraid that the Registered Title shows that at some point your father parted with his interest in the property.
This may have been by way of a financial settlement with your mother or it may have happened automatically when he died because it was held as Beneficial Joint Tenants.
Either way I am afraid that you have no claim on the property and your mother was free to share the ownership of the property with her new partner if she so wished.
I am sorry that that this was not the news you were hoping for - but please ask if you need further information