step parent close relative query

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    neil watkin
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    I have an appeal from a tenant who lives in same property as his landlord. The landlord was married to his mother up to her death.

    The tenant is arguing that there is no blood tie between him and the landlord now and as such the ‘close relative’ doesn’t apply.

    Has anyone had dealt with similar?

    #122825
    dayglow
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    No I’ve not had anything similar, but as I am sure you already know that regulation 2(1) includes step-parent in its definition of a “close relative” and as such his argument cannot succeed.

    #122830
    wintlejb
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    The following is taken directly from the Guidance Manual and confirms Dominics post.

    The effect of divorce or death on close relationships created by marriage.

    3.243 Marriage creates a legal relationship between the spouses and also the other relationships which result from the marriage such as ‘step’ or ‘in law’ relationships.

    3.244 Divorce ends the legal relationship between the spouses and any other relationships resulting from the marriage.

    3.245 Death ends the legal relationship between spouses. However, step-children remain step-children after the death of either the mother or father. A step-parent does not stop being closely related to their step-children after the death of their partner.

    #122831
    neil watkin
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    thats great , thanks

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