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Best option for new house with carer
Hi Guys, I will give you some background before I get to my question, my wife and I had 2best friend that we did everything with, unfortunately I lost my wife to cancer a few years ago, and unbelievably within a few weeks our best friends husband passed away. we were very close and after a few years his wife became my carer as I became disabled, and eventually she moved in with me as it was easier. We are not involved as a couple or ever will be, just good friends. The problem is my property has now become to big for us to live in, so we are downsizing, When I sell my property I will be in a position to buy a new property, and as my carer as sold her property she will also be in the same position. So my question is this, what would be the best option for me not to lose my benefits. Should I buy the property and employ my friend as a carer, or should my friend/carer buy the property and charge me rent to stay with her. I am hoping someone has some advice. Thanks