Reply To: Legal Owenership


If the mother died intestate and the claimant was the next of kin then ownership of the property would have passed to the claimant when the mother died.

It sounds to me like the mortgage provider would have still had a charge on the property though and would have been likely to have tried to force a sale of the property to recover the debt.

If you are satisfied that she could not have stayed in the property without ownership being transferred to the son then I think that you will need to revise your decision.