Sharing a Home with Friends or Family
Common legal problems older people can avoid.
This information is current at February 2015.
When someone lives in another person’s house and pays money for renovations, building a granny flat or the general upkeep of the property, they may be entitled to a share of that property. Serious disagreements about this issue could result in costly legal action. This factsheet outlines common legal problems and explains how older people could avoid them.