Claiming a 60 percent stake in the $4 million Farrer Road family home, 80-year-old widow Madam Lim Hoon Neo sued her 39-year-old grandson, Ang Wee Chai who had been named by her husband sole executor of the estate, reported The New Paper.
She was not mentioned in her husband’s will, in which the house was willed only to their eldest grandson and youngest son.
Madam Lim filed the suit after Ang Wee Chai has sought a court order to sell the two-storey terraced house and for his two uncles and grandmother to vacate the property.
He claims that he is merely fulfilling the wishes of his grandfather, who is the sole registered owner of the house.
Mr Ang Ho Sai, who died in 2014, and Madam Lim had five children, but one died in 1982.
They agreed to acquire the Farrer Road house in 1967 for $36,500.
According to Madam Lim, she contributed 60.3 percent or $22,000 to the purchase price.
Her lawyer, Tan Siah Yong, noted that the house was placed under the sole name of her husband since he was the one handling the transaction and the head of the family.
Based on her contribution, however, Madam Lim owns 60.3 percent of the house.
With this, Madam Lim wants the court to declare her right to live in the property until it is sold, after which she should be given 60.3 percent of the proceeds.
Ang Wee Chai, on the other hand, claims that the suit is just one of the attempt of his grandmother to thwart his efforts to administer the estate.
He revealed that Madam Lim and his two uncles had been blocking his efforts by refusing to cooperate with his attempts to dispose of the house in accordance with the will.
This article was edited by Keshia Faculin.