My best friend recently died without making a will. His considerable estate will come to his father.
My friend's partner lived with him for two years prior to his death. In that period his house was transformed by her from an undecorated hovel to a swish country house. I would guess that by her efforts and persuasion at a minimum, £75K would have been added to the value of the property. All the costs though were met by my deceased friend.
My question: when the house is sold does she have any claim on the "added value" to the property which she was directly responsible for?