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A person has a right to remain and live in a property which is owned by others until their death, provided that they maintain and insure the property. This person has dementia and is a possible harm to themselves and has not been maintaining the property. What steps should the owners take to safeguard the property and the occupant?

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Last updated on 17/04/2018

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  • A person has a right to remain and live in a property which is owned by others until their death, provided that they maintain and insure the property. This person has dementia and is a possible harm to themselves and has not been maintaining the property. What steps should the owners take to safeguard the property and the occupant?

A person has a right to remain and live in a property which is owned by others until their death, provided that they maintain and insure the property. This person has dementia and is a possible harm to themselves and has not been maintaining the property. What steps should the owners take to safeguard the property and the occupant?

This Q&A assumes that the occupant is not occupying the property under the terms of a settlement and so have not considered any trustee duties or liabilities. It also assumes that the owners do not have any other legal obligations towards the occupant (eg under a Court of Protection deputyship or under an enduring or lasting power of attorney). This Q&A assumes instead that this is a simple landlord/tenant scenario. It also assumes that the

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