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    • babss
    • By babss 11th Mar 17, 8:20 PM
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    Should I add my name on deed or not?
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    • 11th Mar 17, 8:20 PM
    Should I add my name on deed or not? 11th Mar 17 at 8:20 PM
    Hi looking for advice on having my name added onto the deeds of my mothers house. She owns her own home as my sister and I gave her the money for it. I have been told that if Mum adds my name to the deeds that the house will automatically be transferred to me on her passing (my sister can't be added for financial reasons). However what I would like to know is that if Mum puts my name on the deeds will I be liable to pay the rates? as at the minute Mum gets rates relief as Mum is a pensioner (late 70's). The house is valued about £80000, she won't write a will and we are afraid that if anything should happen that some else in the family might stake a claim to the property.
    would appreciate any help or advice on this matter
    Thankyou Babss
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    • Old Git
    • By Old Git 12th Mar 17, 2:47 AM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 2:47 AM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 2:47 AM
    Hi looking for advice on having my name added onto the deeds of my mothers house. She owns her own home as my sister and I gave her the money for it. I have been told that if Mum adds my name to the deeds that the house will automatically be transferred to me on her passing (my sister can't be added for financial reasons). However what I would like to know is that if Mum puts my name on the deeds will I be liable to pay the rates? as at the minute Mum gets rates relief as Mum is a pensioner (late 70's). The house is valued about £80000, she won't write a will and we are afraid that if anything should happen that some else in the family might stake a claim to the property.
    would appreciate any help or advice on this matter
    Thankyou Babss
    Originally posted by babss
    see a solicitor and get proper advice.If you put the house in joint names you dont automatically inherit her half .Your mother needs to make a will.Have you considered what would happen if your mother needed to go into a care home .
    "Do not regret growing older, it's a privilege denied to many"
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    • By Ticked 12th Mar 17, 9:33 AM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 9:33 AM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 9:33 AM
    I strongly second Old Git. Go and get proper advice, you could regret it if you don't.
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