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    • CheltKat
    • By CheltKat 12th Mar 17, 12:23 PM
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    Right to Buy home owner deceased- advice please
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    • 12th Mar 17, 12:23 PM
    Right to Buy home owner deceased- advice please 12th Mar 17 at 12:23 PM
    Hi All,

    My mother purchased her council house almost 4 years ago under the right to buy scheme. There is no mortgage on the property as she was able to buy with some inheritance left to her.

    Unfortunately, she has now passed away, she was in Nursing care for the last 18 months of her life and we are waiting for final bills for that to be finalized.

    Myself and my 2 brothers are 3 equal beneficiaries of her will, my question is do we need to hand the property back to the council or will ownership transfer to us (or maybe there is a totally different outcome).

    I have tried to search online and read all the documents we have and I don’t see any advice for this scenario.

    If anyone has any experience of this or knows of any resources I can refer to I would be grateful so we can start to unravel what is needed from us.

    Thanks in advance
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    • Bogalot
    • By Bogalot 12th Mar 17, 12:30 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 12:30 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 12:30 PM
    You'll need to check the terms under which she gained the right to buy. As she only purchased it four years ago the estate may be liable to repay a proportion of the discount to the council.
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