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Whether it’s due to death, divorce or a change in personal circumstances, it may become necessary for a name to be removed from a property deed. This is usually achieved by the property owners, including the person whose name is being removed, completing a transfer deed.
Although you can generally complete the process yourself, you might want to get legal help and have a lawyer review the paperwork for you.
The basic process involves filling in a series of forms and sending them to HM Land Registry. The exact procedure you’ll need to follow depends on a few things, such as whether or not there is a mortgage on the property.
You’ll need to fill in the application to change the register, known as form AP1.
You can obtain a copy of the official title register for £3 from the Land Registry website.
The transfer deed, often referred to as TR1, must be signed by the property owners, including the one who is being removed.
Form ID1 is the certificate of identity for a private individual. This form needs to be completed by a solicitor. You must also take with you a valid form of identification, which must be one of either:
You will also need to provide two of the following:
The forms should be sent to this address:
HM Land Registry
PO Box 74
Don’t want to deal with all the trouble of handling your deed? You can consult with a lawyer who will complete the process for you.
If you need to remove a name from a title deed for a property with a mortgage on it, you will need written consent to do so from the lender. Generally, it is easier to obtain this if the person(s) left on the title deed is (are) sufficiently financially secure.
In this case, you should fill in the deceased joint proprietor (DJP) form.
This form should then be sent to the HM Land Registry Citizen Centre, at this address:
HM Land Registry
PO Box 74
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