Getting my name onto the deeds of an inherited property

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15:42 PM, 18th February 2015
About 4 years ago

Getting my name onto the deeds of an inherited property

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Getting my name onto the deeds of an inherited property

I have been left a 1/4 share in a mortgage free property, my question is, how is this done legally and how do I get my name onto the deeds?

Any help or advice would be much appreciated. Getting my name onto the deeds of an inherited property

Thanks

Scott Richardson



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Mark Alexander

15:43 PM, 18th February 2015
About 4 years ago

Hi Scott

Have a chat with the person who is dealing with probate.

If you need some professional help please see >>> http://buytoletconveyancing.co.uk/contact-us/
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Tony Lilleystone

14:45 PM, 19th February 2015
About 4 years ago

It is certainly a good idea to get the property transferred into your name and those of the other beneficiaries asap, as otherwise you would be unable to sell the property or otherwise deal with it.

If a solicitor is handling the Probate they should be able to handle the transfer as well and should not charge too much extra (if anything.) Any such legal costs should be payable by the executors out of the deceased's estate, not by the beneficiaries.

The procedure is (or should be!) quite straightforward. Once the executor(s) have obtained Probate they need to complete and sign Land Registry Form AS1 transferring the property into your name and the other beneficiaries.

The completed form should then be sent to the appropriate Land Registry office together with a covering application form AP1, an official copy of the Grant of Probate, and ID evidence (unless the form is submitted by a solicitor who has already checked ID.) A fee is also payable based on the value of the property.

If the property title is not already registered at the LR then it is necessary to apply for first registration and a slightly different procedure applies. In this case it would be best to consult a solicitor.

You can see the full LR guide as well as links to the relevant forms at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/devolution-on-the-death-of-a-registered-proprietor/practice-guide-6-devolution-on-the-death-of-a-registered-proprietor


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