When selling or transferring a probate property, it is important to instruct us as soon as possible for both the probate administration and associated conveyancing.
This will give us adequate time to check if the property is registered at the Land Registry correctly. If the property is registered, we will be able to obtain a copy of the registered title. There is no requirement to provide original deeds if our searches find the property is registered correctly.
If the property is not registered, the personal representatives are responsible for obtaining the title deeds to the property and providing them to our team. Title deeds may be at the deceased’s property address, at the bank, accountant, or with a family member.
It is critical that the property deeds are received as soon as possible. Once received, our team will check the content of the deeds pack to ensure all deeds are present and correct. If any portion of the deeds are missing, our team will advise you on what is missing and what the next steps are.
If all the deeds are in order, but a buyer has not been found, we may advise you to submit a voluntary first registration application to the Land Registry.