Inheritance Tax: Cohabiting Siblings - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:19 pm on 10th February 2021.

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Photo of Baroness Penn Baroness Penn Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) 12:19 pm, 10th February 2021

My Lords, to add to my previous answer, for those in certain circumstances, joint ownership would also mean that a house had to exceed £650,000—more than the average house price, including in London—to be liable for inheritance tax. As I say, there are arrangements in place whereby you can have up to 10 years to pay off inheritance tax in instalments if the estate contains an unsold house.