Quoting Levis Mommy:" Oh yes, he paid the taxes and the insurance, everything has been taken care of by him since the passing of his gramma."
Ou tof curiosity, did they grow up in this house.
I live in a "family home" BTW which is a whole different topic entirely & there is always some of this behavior, even when they don't own the home. Our house tends to still be treated like the "family home' since Dh's parents moved out of state, because it's also where his step sibs lived when they were kids & their parents were still married. My FIL live dher with his 1st wife when they ahd kids, they divorced & she kept the house & the kids lived here, then when she wanted to ell & he had married Dh's mom, he bought it back & they moved in. then we bought it from my IL's. So I do get the way people act so casual about it. - if they grew up there or ever lived there as a minor, you will ALWAYS deal with a certain amount of them feeling like a piece of it belongs to them too. Right or wrong, it's the way they feel about it, EVEN if they won't admit it. NO ONE ever treated our apartment the way they treat our house. ;)