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Lets say my brother & I sign the agreements next week and the house is in my name. My brother then doesn't acually have anything. Can my brother claim benefits as usual, up until the time he recieves the money from me. Can he tell the DSS he actually did not inhierit anything or ever own half the house. There was no will and I have not put the house in either of our names, this was because I was going to buy his share but that didn't work out so we agreed he would fix it and I would put it in the buyers name. I am hoping he can collect benefits because this would be an incentive for him to sign my agreement plus the extra money from the improved value of house. These two things would be to good to resist. Also could he ask for housing benefits, like renting a flat or a bed sit away from me.This way he would be out of my hair.