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  1. Very valid point. We believe he pays her £500 towards the mortgage and bills. I would imagine he has some of the bills in his name (big gadget man & know my Aunt lets him have control over the TV/Internet provider). However, there have been times in the past when my Aunt has complained that he hasn’t given her any money that month...! I’m so thankful for everyone’s responses; we will take everything on board and broach the subject with her this week.
  2. Ethel Street, Yes this is all as we were expecting for the sale/split of my gran’s estate. I guess the issue isn’t really for the immediacy of that. Probate is currently going through. I guess it is complicated then by the fact my Aunt has no dependents, so HER estate will then be divided 50/50 between my Sister and I (her nieces, or the 2x granddaughters in this current case). We are the 2 executors of her will. I understand that things may change between now and when my Aunt passes peacefully at the age of 103 and if she decides to change her will in the meantime. However our concern is, should something unexpected happen and her will stands as it is now, how would the lodger complicate things for us as 50/50 recipients of her estate (which would then include our grandmothers house that the lodger is living in!) We understand it’s all ‘what ifs’ but we want to ensure that we protect not only our futures, but those of our children. As she would be gone, and does the lodger have any power against her written will having lived in the property with no formal contract?! I hope that makes sense.
  3. We’re hoping people may be able to advise.Our grandmother recently passed away, leaving her estate in a split of;50% to eldest daughter25% to youngest daughter 12.5% each to 2 granddaughters (daughters of her youngest daughter) Eldest daughter is the only one in a position to buy the others out, thus keeping the house within the family. Eldest daughter has no offspring, and her will splits her estate 50/50 to her 2 nieces (us!) - therefore grandma’s house will eventually become ours should eldest daughter/Aunty buy it now. However, Eldest daughter/Aunty has a lodger. He has been around for the past 10 years, and lived with her in her current home. Her plan is to ‘buy us all out’ with the sale of her current house, and move into grandmothers house with this lodger. She states they have no romantic relationship (I think he wishes it was!) but similarly they do not have any formal contract for their arrangement. They have a dog together. She tells us he pays £500 a month towards all mortgage/living costs, but again, no contract. We would like to know if he holds any rights/claim to our grandmother’s house (that should eventually become ours) by moving in with her, and living there indefinitely? Should we look to advise our Aunty to draw up a formal contract of lodging? Does the dog class as a dependant and complicate things?Obviously we are expecting our Aunty to live a long life, however should anything happen, and the lodger is still alive, could he complicate the inheritance or have any claim on her estate (even though her will states 50/50 to each niece)?Many Thanks
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