I'm no good at moving my elders out to leave the house to their main heir. They could have stayed in a smaller house or an apartment, or one of the retirement homes that I recently established, but no. Instead, they normally hang around in their old home, and if they have a pet, the 8 sim limit quickly fills up. I don't even upgrade the interior. The next generation often will feel more like lodgers than house owners. In real life the elders would probably have stepped back, allowing the younger couple to make all the adjustments they would like to make the house their own.
I also recently started playing with a detailed household economy, like I did back in TS2. It also means I run a detailed inheritance routine. At some point I will transfer all the elders' values over to their heirs, normally shared equally, but sometimes the elders can affect how the values are passed on. Now I can't decide what the perfect timing for the transfer is.
Leaving it all to the next generation on the day when the main heir marries? Waiting to share anything until Grim Reaper knocks on the door? This far I've officially been handing out the house to the main heir when main heir marries, and waited with everything else, which actually makes it all twice the job because I must deal with the passing on twice (house will be seen as a in-advance thing).
How do you do it? When do the elders step back? If you don't run inheritance, when do main heir get the house?
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