That must have been unsettling seeing gate broken xThanks @annielou for the Wilko link too. I will go and look tomorrow. Today we went back to Mum’s bungalow to check all is ok there. We also collected some of her ornaments to see if she wants to have some in her room. As Mum knows she is not returning there I would rather we just get it sold. However brother thinks maybe we should rent it out. I asked him if he was going to arrange it all as even fully managed means decisions and paperwork and tax man. We will need to decide soon though. It just seems to be dragging it all out and it’s another job for me to do (and due to distance another day out of my week each fortnight). Sorry to go on. It was not helped by the fact there had been a burglary across the road and the padlock on Mum’s gate had been broken so someone had been snooping around.
I can see ypur point about renting, it still means a certain amount of work doesnt it even with managers there is still dealing with managers etc and worrying about people damaging it. Todays trip must have added the worry of burglary too. Maybe if brothers is going to be one who organises/ liases with managers and deals with all extras to do with renting like accounting tax etc and you don't have to get involved then it might not be a bad idea. But as your mum will not be living there again unless theres other big benefits it doesnt seem a reason to hang in to it Maybe he is not ready to see mums house sold yet though. I hope you get it sorted in a way that doesnt mean any extra work or stress for you x