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Considerations for care homes on the charging of fees after death

Date:5 MAR 2018
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Director of SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly)

In the first of a regular Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) column for Family Law Claire Davis Director of SFE considers the issue of care homes charging fees after death 

The Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) has recently closed a consultation regarding the fees charged by care home providers after the death of a resident.

The contract

Legal professionals working in private client law specifically in older client law deal with the issues that their elderly vulnerable clients and their families face when preparing for later life. This include choosing care whether at home or with a care home provider as well as any issues that can arise after death.

As such we come across many families who are either considering their position when a loved one needs to go into care or after their death when dealing with their estate.

At either of those points it is vital that families are aware that they are entering into a contract with the care home and that the contract will contain various terms...

Read the full article here.