You could sell the property, which as your first property is capital gains free of course, and then invest in woodlands, which then you can gift to anyone with no inheritance tax liability (I think). Or alternativly stop worrying about them. I'm sure what they want is for you to be happy, its your home, stay there until you die if you want. So then IHT is paid before will payout, so what? I'm in this situation, and it is really driving me crazy this thing of parents moving into smaller and crappy accomodation for no other reason whatsoever other than to limit IHT liabity. I don't want that sort of money. However if YOU really want to move somewhere else, without any outside influence whatsoever, then do so. But for goodness sake dont kill yourself for children or grandren, thats a mad way of thinking. They'll be OK.