From January onwards, inheriting a house can become more expensive for tax purposes. Many potential heirs are now asking themselves: How can I talk to my parents about an early gift? A mediator explains why it is all about feelings.
From January 1st, many houses and apartments will be revalued for tax purposes. In some cases, this can mean that it will be significantly more expensive to inherit a property or to receive it as a gift. Quite a few potential heirs are therefore asking themselves: How can I talk to my parents about whether it is worth signing over the property during my lifetime? Stephan Konrad, 67, supports families as a mediator in clarifying financial matters. The Bielefeld specialist lawyer for inheritance law explains why parents should not let themselves be put under pressure. And what fatal consequences it can have when heirs, while trying to save on taxes, overlook the needs of their parents.