As a child, you never think about the day that your parents would no longer be there. You think that they would forever be getting into your business and annoying you. Thus, that is why it is difficult for many people to accept their parent’s passing. But they not only have to accept this passing. But they would also be subjected to their will. This, therefore, means that they would end up inheriting their parent’s house. We know that this is something that you would know would happen in the future. But you would still not be prepared for this day. Thus, that is why you would be experiencing a barrage of questions. You now have to decide what to do with this house. Should you move in and live there, should you rent it out or sell it? We understand that this is a difficult decision to make. But it is still a decision that you have to make.
Assess The Mortgage
Before you begin to worry about the conveyancer fees you need to determine whether the mortgage has been paid off. If this is the house that you lived at from the day you were born you would think that this matter would be settled. But this is not always the case. It is true that some parents manage to pay off their mortgage. But then during the latter years, they would take a reverse mortgage. Many people do this in order to fund their retirement years. Therefore sometimes it would not have been possible for them to pay everything off.
Thus, if this is the case you need to find out what the outstanding amount is.Furthermore, if this house was purchased after your parents retired then you know one thing for sure. That is that while they may have paid off the conveyancer they would not have paid the mortgage. Therefore you need to be prepared for this scenario.
Inspect The House
As this is your parent’s house you may think that you know all there is to know about this property. But this is not always the case. If you have not lived in this current property in years you would not really know its current condition. Thus, that is why we are advising you to get this house inspected. This does not mean going around the house and assessing every corner and nook. Instead, you need to hire a professional to complete this task.Inheriting your parent’s house should be a happy occasion. That is because they have bestowed upon you a legacy.