When is something going to change in the law...? Does anyone know if there is away around this without it being deprivation? Ok, situation is (like many others I'm sure) we found out that mum had Alzheimer's too late, so we could not put in place an Enduring power of attorney. My parents had a jointly owned property until we changed the deeds to tenants in common. The only reason we still have the house is because my dad is still alive and living in the property, as soon as he passes away (and not for along time I hope) we will have to sell dad's half and the government take mums half. Another way of keeping the house is if you have a child under 16 years of age living in the property. Now, my mum has one grandchild (18 months), what if my brother, partner & child moved into dad's? When dad passes away (horrible to think about these things) we will not be able to hold onto the house but if there is a child living in the property, won't that change? Why should my parents lose the house just like that, when all they have done is work hard to pay for it! My brother & his little family have recently moved into the mother in laws flat so they can save some money for a deposit but it is really cramped at hers and he doesn't really get on with her. My dad has an empty 3 bedroom house, could they not move into dads house, would that work, anyone have any answers? My partner and I are currently living at dads so we can save our deposit for our own house. We aim to move out by summer this year but dad will be on his own again and with 2 empty rooms. Is there anything wrong if my brother and his family moved into dads, dad would love to have people around and especially his grandchild?! Anyone have any comments on this?