Dear forum members
We have varying views among the solicitors in our firm about the following scenario:
H died intestate in 1999. In 2019 his wife went into care and a partner in the firm was appointed her deputy. He discovered that H’s estate had never been administered and that H had been the sole owner of the property occupied by H&W and then just W following H’s death. The property was sold by H’s administrators within a month of W going into care. W is the sole beneficiary under intestacy.
The value of the property on H’s death was £65,000 but the property sold in February 2019 for £220,000. The question is whether the administrators need to make a PPR Relief claim because the property had never been transferred to W and was sold by the administrators.
Your guidance would be very much appreciated.
Blandy & Blandy LLP