I will soon be moving in with an elderly family member to provide care for them and security as they currently live alone. I will still be working full-time but providing care and a sense of security at night. It is their intention to leave the house to me in their will but I currently own my own house. The mortgage remaining on my house is approx €150,000 and the house value is about €350,000. I have a tracker of ECB +1.05%. I'm reluctant to rent out my own house due to the hassle of becoming a landlord and the high tax I would have to pay. With house prices still increasing would I be better off hanging onto the house for another year or so (I know no-one has a crystal ball) and then selling up? If so, is the best option to rent it out for a year or leave it empty? I'm happy to leave it empty (or take on a house-sitter) if the return after tax is negligible. Current rental prices in my area are €1,800 approx and my mortgage repayments are currently around €800. I'm also conscious that I would need to be in a position to pay the inheritance tax should my relative sadly pass away. The inheritance tax would be approximately €300,000. Any advice or recommendations would be appreciated.