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Old 17-07-2008, 9:56 PM
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Hi, I need to know how to change the name on the deeds of a house. So my uncle died and my aunt has to re register the house in hers, and her childrens names. She would like to do it without involving a solicitor if possible. I have just searched and found you can change the name on house deeds for about 20 - BUT is that all that is involved officially?

Thanks for any help.
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Old 17-07-2008, 10:10 PM
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You have to do this with the Land Registry. Have a look on their website as there's lots of information there. It's best to use a solicitor but it doesn't cost much and makes sure the deeds are safely in the right name (priceless IMHO!)
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Old 17-07-2008, 10:12 PM
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Sorry to but in on your thread, sticher, but do you have to do the same when you get married? I'm getting married in 2 weeks and both our names are on the mortgage.
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Old 18-07-2008, 4:43 PM
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firefly, thanks for your help.

Pinkpig, if your name is not on the house deeds I would get them put on as soon as possible.

I don't know much about the legal side of things, but to me, having your name on the mortagage, but not on the deeds, means you will be liable for half the mortgage, but not entitled to half the house!

I know being married protects you to a degree, but it also makes things more straightforward in the future. Someone who knows more will hopefully be along soon.
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Old 18-07-2008, 5:52 PM
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firefly, thanks for your help.

Pinkpig, if your name is not on the house deeds I would get them put on as soon as possible.

I don't know much about the legal side of things, but to me, having your name on the mortagage, but not on the deeds, means you will be liable for half the mortgage, but not entitled to half the house!

I know being married protects you to a degree, but it also makes things more straightforward in the future. Someone who knows more will hopefully be along soon.
I was awarded the house in my divorce settlement. My ex had his name on the mortgage for about 10yrs until I earned enough to take over the whole of the mortgage. He wasn't entitled to any of the house but only because the court had decreed that. His name was removed from the deeds. However the building society and my solicitor agreed that his name on the mortgage was completely worthless and there was nothing I could do to make him pay anything (he didn't!

You are the same person, whether you use your married name or not, so it's still your house as your name is on the deeds.
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Old 07-08-2008, 3:10 PM
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I have just asked at the Halifax as my deeds are in their deed store and was told would be 120 to Halifax then about 160 for a solicitor to change the deeds from joint names to one name. Surely there must be a cheaper way of doing it?
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Hi everyone,

My husband died and I have now remarried. We still have my deceased husband's name and my first married name on the title deeds to my house -which I own outright.

I am searcing for answers as I can't afford a solicitor either. Can I keep the names on the house deeds as they are? I am not cheating or lying to anyone....am I? People are telling me though that I aught to change things now as I am remarried and I want to keep the house safe for my kids!

Where on this site can I do this for 20 as the first person said?

Thanks if anyone can answer this.
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Old 04-02-2009, 4:18 PM
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Go to the Land Registry and get a form, fill it in.. get someone to witness it.. and I think the fee is about 15 or 30.. I did this about 2 years ago
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Thanks Dippychick, that is great, I am off to look for that form now.

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Thanks Dippychick, that is great, I am off to look for that form now.

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Pretty sure it begins with N!

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Old 04-02-2009, 4:38 PM
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I am going to browse around the Land Registry site first, they have some good info - but I haven't found what I want yet!! :confused:

Thanks though for your info Dippychick, that was a great help.

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Old 12-01-2010, 2:53 PM
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Did anyone find the relevant form for changing a name on the house deeds?
My husband died intestate last August and the deeds were in his name only. In order to get a mortgage on the property I have to get my name put on the deeds. Any ideas anyone?
I've had a look at the land registry site, but am confused as to which form I need to fill in.
Any help would be appreciated,
Thanks
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Old 12-01-2010, 3:19 PM
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I have just done this for my MIL, look here

http://www.landregistry.gov.uk/

it cost her 70 but depends on the value of the house. If you are not sure, ring them, they are very helpful and will send you the correct forms.

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Thanks for that Bobl. Will get on to that straight away.
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Old 14-02-2011, 2:29 PM
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just phoned the number above and they gave me all the information needed thanks, very helpfull
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I'm in a similar position to pinkpig08 - except, it's only my name on the mortgage and I want to put my wife's name on the house deeds; we've been married since 2001 and I keep forgetting to do this
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can I change my house deeds into my grandchildrens names
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can I change my house deeds into my grandchildrens names
Yes. But keep your name on there too or the day might come when they ask you for rent or use the house as security for a loan.
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Old 02-07-2011, 8:30 PM
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hello all, my dad passed away last november, his name was the only one on the deeds to the house, a solicitor said that the house and everything would now be my mums. she has now wanted to do a will which will cost her about 200, she also wants the deeds changed to her name, the solicitor has said to change this would cost with the will about 1000. is there a way around this if so could i have a link please and if she does have to pay this amount would it be better to put the deeds in my name as im the only son
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Old 14-07-2011, 7:20 PM
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My mum has just passed away and left me the house. All I had to do was download 2 forms from the landregistry website and send them in with a fee (depends on value of house) along with the probate and the house is now in my name. If you ring land registry they will advise you which forms you need etc they're very helpful.
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