Poisoned chalice

By Anonymous - 30/01/2022 05:00

Today, my great aunt left me her house in her will. She probably thought she was doing something nice, but unfortunately she has no head for practical matters and ownership included both her mortgages, so by the time I sold her house and paid the mortgages, I’m now £140,000 in the hole. FML
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Couldn't you have just let them foreclose before you took over the mortgages? I don't think you can will someone a debt without their consent.

Obviously never heard of "renouncement of inheritance"... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Or maybe she hated you.

Couldn't you have just let them foreclose before you took over the mortgages? I don't think you can will someone a debt without their consent.

Obviously never heard of "renouncement of inheritance"... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I feel like this must happen all the time. Weird that no one alerted you that the property was underwater.

Didn’t have to accept the inheritance.

You don’t inherit debt. You can’t inherit the house because your aunt doesn’t own in-the bank does and it will be sold to recoup some of what she owes. However, there is no way you are responsible for debt your aunt took on and don’t let any shady creditors tell you otherwise.

In my country it is illegal to inherit debt, sucks to be you if that's not the case for you