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Deceased’s home after death

June 7, 2024 | Videos

How a deceased’s home is to be dealt with after their death can be not only an emotionally charged topic but also an area of estate administration ripe for conflicts, starkly diverging opinions and a host of legal and practical complexities.

In this webinar Nicholas Choiniere (Clarion) and James Saunders (New Square Chambers) will tackle some of the practical and legal challenges facing personal representatives and beneficiaries surrounding the family home.

The webinar covers:

  • What is the status of a beneficiary in occupation after death? Is their occupation chargeable and on what basis?
  • How to practically tackle cases where the family home remains occupied:
    • On intestacy
    • Where no executors are named
    • Where executors renounce
    • Where a Will is in dispute
  • How to approach scenarios in which the property needs to be sold or possession obtained. What are the rights of the estate versus the rights of the occupier?
  • Navigating the informal discussions and “resolutions” reached between beneficiaries concerning occupation, when may such assurances be safely relied upon?
Practice areas: Trusts, Wills & Estates



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