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This maybe not in the right category as my Mum has not yet died but is in a Care Home. If anybody can advise I would be extremelty grateful. My Mum went into a care home in December 2020, apparently under respite care. Before that and up until now my younger sister (there are three of us me being the middle) remains living in my Mums account. We are now faced with an outstanding electric bill of £2300 and my Mum is on a STANDARD tarrif - I have pointed this out to both my sisters but they have not done anything about it. My question if anybody can answer is legally to what extent am I liable for this debt?
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Does your Mum own or rent her home?
Is your sister living in her house?
If so why hasn't she been paying the bill?
Is the bill in your Mums name?
Does anyone hold power of attorney for your mother?
We have had situations like this before on this board and I suspect your real trouble will start when you mother dies or the house needs to be sold to pay care costs, and she won’t move out.