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Old Jun 30th 2017, 6:41 pm   #31
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There's families like yours. And then there are dysfunctional families...
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Old Jul 1st 2017, 6:13 am   #32
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The problem with the house on the beach is that we now have a group of owners of vastly different means. The oldest is my OH, retired like I am, and well off, as are others, but the youngest is a 22 year old daughter of the deceased cousin I mentioned, who is a low paid social worker. She and her siblings each own 1/27th but simply can't afford 1/27th of the cost of bringing the house up to safe standards.
Good grief Novo, how much work needs doing on it??? 27,000€/27=1,000€, most people can scrape that together can't they?

Or maybe you should all become good Socialists and everyone pays according to ability to pay, for the common good.

Or, seriously, it actually sounds like a situation where an SCI would be the best answer.

Either way, it does seem a uniquely French problem, but do you think it would have got solved better under UK inheritance rules? Would it have gone to one person, and if so wouldn't that have risked causing jealousy and resentment?

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Good grief Novo, how much work needs doing on it??? 27,000€/27=1,000€, most people can scrape that together can't they?

Or maybe you should all become good Socialists and everyone pays according to ability to pay, for the common good.
Apart from the low paid social worker, we have a freelance music journalist who earns barely enough for bread and an unemployed art historian. I'm sure any of them could just about find 1000 euro, but they choose not to spend it on the property.

I and my OH, one of her cousins and her husband are already good socialists. Oh, and the music journalist. But the rest aren't.

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Or, seriously, it actually sounds like a situation where an SCI would be the best answer.
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Either way, it does seem a uniquely French problem, but do you think it would have got solved better under UK inheritance rules? Would it have gone to one person, and if so wouldn't that have risked causing jealousy and resentment?
I think it would just have been sold and the proceeds divided accordingly. But who knows?
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