Step sons want to take possession of fathers house

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16:12 PM, 20th June 2017
About A year ago

Step sons want to take possession of fathers house

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Step sons want to take possession of fathers house

My dad has just received a letter from his second wife’s sons claiming that they have the right to make him leave the home he has lived in and maintained for the last 45 years (he’s 88 now) and to make him pay back rent as well. They have sent a letter of Pre action in accordance with the Civil Procedure rules 1988 and require a response in 14 days. Does anyone know of a good solicitor/barrister that has good knowledge of this sort of thing?

There is some history to this – ie. it’s not completely out of the blue but their demands (incl for a man of 88 to respond in 14 days) seem completely unreasonable. I understand the law doesn’t necessarily see it this way. Any help or suggestions are most welcome and appreciated.

Thanks

Jamie



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Neil Patterson

16:14 PM, 20th June 2017
About A year ago

Hi Jamie,

I would recommend you contact Mark Smith Barrister-at-Law from Cotswold Barristers on his members profile page.

Please see >> https://www.property118.com/member/?id=1945

Puzzler

17:23 PM, 20th June 2017
About A year ago

On what grounds?

Mark Smith (Barrister-At-Law)

9:15 AM, 21st June 2017
About A year ago

I emailed you direct yesterday because of the urgency

Jamie Finch

10:41 AM, 21st June 2017
About A year ago

Thanks guys. I have your email Mark - thanks and will just scan the letter and send it to you shortly.

Jamie


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