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1. Dear *****, the signed, dated and witnessed document amount to a gift in the circumstances and you are now owner and have been since 1989 of all the furniture, furnishings and valuables in Carps Well Cottage. The transfer was good and the solicitor who witnessed it knew what he was doing. This is a sufficient deed to transfer movables. It is not an incomplete gift as the document was signed and witnessed and the transfer was effected by delivery of the envelope to you. that was sufficient to transfer possession even if the items remained in your mother's possession until 1996, when you purchased the cottage.
2. As such, these items do not form part of your mother's estate, should she die. Additionally, your father has waived or signed away and interest he might have had to you by also signing the document. So, the envelope is sufficient to transfer the items to you and it did so in 1989.
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