What to do after a death in Scotland ... practical advice for times of bereavement: 9th Edition
14. THE HOME
If you are living in a home which the dead person owned or rented:
- Do not move out of the home without getting legal advice about your rights.
- Do not let (rent out) the whole or part of the home or take in a lodger without getting legal advice on whether the agreement with the building society, Council or landlord allows this.
- Contact the building society, the landlord or Council to arrange how the mortgage or rent should be paid in future.
- Find out if there is any insurance policy covering the mortgage and if so inform the insurance company of the death.
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