Don't know if anyone can help me and it is not an issue at the moment but looking into the future..... My father died in 1998. The house that he and my Mum lived in was in his name only. They divorced about 20 years before his death but continued to live under the same roof as neither could afford to move on. My father died intestate so I applied for probate to sort out his affairs, I am an only child. I was his next of kin as he was divorced from my Mum despite them being under the same roof. When he died, as next of kin the property was put in my name but my Mum continued to live there and when she could no longer live alone she came to live with me and I rented out the house rather than sell it as I gave up work at the time to look after her and my daughter and the rental income compensated me for my loss of wage. I have cared for Mum now for 7 years and as the dementia progresses it gets harder especially as I care for someone else too. Should my Mum go into residential care would social services have any call upon the property. It was never in Mum's name but it was her home for 40 years.