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Property not for sale

edited 26 March 2019 at 5:39PM in Deaths, Funerals & Probate
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  • JJWSJS8700JJWSJS8700 Forumite
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    If course I could purchase it for HER and did, by providing the funds to do so, otherwise no home.

    A reputable Solicitor advised and made the D of T.

    The trust consists of clauses that needed to be agreed upon before even discussing selling.
  • 74jax74jax Forumite
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    How many solicitors have you been too? I would have thought this would be right up their street? On what grounds with they not represent you, the reasons might help us here.

    Your original solicitor thinks you could get representation, hence not being able to speak to you anymore.

    Most solicitors offer a free half hour, have you used this? Or was it through a booked appointment.
    Forty and fabulous, well that's what my cards say....
  • JJWSJS8700JJWSJS8700 Forumite
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    I have been to 8 in this small city.

    The original Solicitor said which one have you been to, I just said half a dozen, because at that point I thought he had intentionally duped me, I really didn’t know what was going on.

    I think he did the actual sale and changed the Will which I know Wills can be changed at anytime.

    Apparently they’ll all be buddies and don’t like to make claims against each other.

    I’ve went to 3 further afield, who specialise in Wills and Trusts, supposed to be contacting me today.

    Someday Estate too small, 3 mths waiting for appointments, even when I offered money, never met any who give free 30mins.....mostly saying about making a claim against original Solicitor, but that will probably take years.

    He’s got the house and a big Mortgage on it, and kept the cash as he is Executor.

    The original Solicitor is still the Executor.
  • paddy's_mumpaddy's_mum Forumite
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    JJWSJS8700 wrote: »
    they have made her sign it to sell, which she wouldn’t

    Well, quite clearly, she did, and changed her will at the same time.

    Equally clearly, you are in very deep water and struggling (with which I can sympathise, believe it or not).

    In actual fact, I have both experience and commonsense advice but perhaps you don't wish to listen so I shall "simply scroll on".

    Good luck.
  • FlugelhornFlugelhorn Forumite
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    I hope you find a solicitor to help you

    I think the problem here is that Mother didn't mention the deed of trust when she agreed to sell the house to the relative, or maybe (more likely) she had forgotten it existed.
    Suspect the solicitor who handled the sale of the house would have had no evidence of the deed if an interest on the property wasn't registered on the land registry etc - where was the deed kept
  • JJWSJS8700JJWSJS8700 Forumite
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    Thank you Flugalhorn:

    The original Solicitor who made my Declaration of Trust is the SAME Solicitor who made the new sale.

    The deeds are held in his strongroom for life, it states here on my Mothers original paperwork, he just didn’t bother to get them out thinking this was a Mother who was changing her mind about who she wanted her property left to, he thought it was just a family falling out.😮

    Thank you again.
  • JJWSJS8700JJWSJS8700 Forumite
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    Thank you Paddysmum:
    MAs I have explained I am desperate to get a Solicitor to help.

    No one knows who signed, what the circumstances were, as my Mother could not have been in her right frame of mind, because she knew the agreement we had by law, to enable her to live in her house rent free forever.

    Especially when the new sale was made with the same Solicitor, you would of thought he would have corrected her and anyone who was enticing her.
    Deep water, - you make it sound like I am the one who has committed fraud.

    Thank you very much for your help.
  • paddy's_mumpaddy's_mum Forumite
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    JJWSJS8700 wrote: »
    Deep water, - you make it sound like I am the one who has committed fraud.

    Absolutely not!

    However, clearly you don't have anywhere near enough information, have few if any answers and simply don't know just what has gone on.

    You stand to lose many thousands of pounds, are running around like the proverbial headless chicken (turn of phrase, no offense intended) and if that ain't 'deep water' I don't know what is :)

    Why not follow up nom de plume's earlier post about making a complaint and see what transpires. I truly do wish you luck in sorting out what must currently seem to you like a living nightmare.
  • AnotherJoeAnotherJoe Forumite
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    Why not follow up nom de plume's earlier post about making a complaint and see what transpires. I truly do wish you luck in sorting out what must currently seem to you like a living nightmare.


    Excellent idea, straight to the point, legal action need only follow if you dont get satisfactory results
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