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TOPIC: Being gifted a house

Being gifted a house 10 months 2 weeks ago #194592

Hi, just joined this for one main query basically, so if anyone can help that'd be great, thank you.
I receive ESA and housing benefit and my mum has said she wants to 'gift' the family home to me and my sister so that when her and my dad die we can avoid the whole inheritance tax stuff (please don't judge me on this! It's my mum's doing, not mine). I think this effectively means that the house is in a Trust, though I don't really know the technicalities of it all. Mum says that basically her and dad still live there, they pay all the bills etc, and me and my sister don't own anything until they die... So, my query is basically does anyone know if in the meantime my benefits will be affected my this, and should I bother to tell the DWP, (is it a legal requirement to tell them in this circumstance)?
Thank you in advance....

Being gifted a house 10 months 2 weeks ago #194606


I'm sorry but this is not a matter that anybody online, this forum or any other can help you with, you need to get face to face advice from a trained Welfare Rights advisor and quite possibly a solicitor.

Do an internet search for "welfare advice" with your postcode, town or county.

If this was the only reason that you joined B&W then contact the site owner and ask for a refund of your subscription fee



Being gifted a house 10 months 2 weeks ago #194652

My late mother gifted her house to me with a legal clause written in that I could not sell it without her permission & that she had the right to live there as long as she wished. I contacted DWP to inform them by letter with no adverse repercussions.

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