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House Sitter

  • 24-11-2021 8:36am
    Registered Users Posts: 90 ✭✭ Ceekay
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    My Mother is in a care home. Could anyone advise in having a House Sitter to live in her vacant home? Do you draw up your own conditions ie on Insurance or contracts etc or are there rules already on House Sitting?


  • Registered Users Posts: 42 Circus_O
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    If this is intended to be long-term when buying our house it dragged on quite a bit and our solicitor told us about a caretakers agreement wherein the owner could agree to let us live there while the purchase went through.

    Something like that could work ( without the purchasing part obviously ) although you would need legal advice on the specifics like insurance.

  • Registered Users Posts: 510 ✭✭✭ G-Man
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    Its a good idea - someone to keep an eye on things. In a similar situation with an aunts house.. I am thinking of advertising it as house share though. I want to be assured access as there is still a lot of personal property moved into two rooms. Also its not clear if my aunt will return or her daughter from abroad. I think full rental would be too much of commitment when I am not sure what way things will end up.

  • Registered Users Posts: 31,349 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7
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    There is an organisation in the UK that does this; books sitters etc, Camelot? It gives more security to owners. Maybe such exists here?