Transfer deeds - anything in particular to check?

My cousin has no trust in his now ex-wife due to her forging his signature (to pay off her new partner's debts) & making him liable for the loan (all sorted now).

Their former home is in process of being sold, & my cousin has just received the Transfer Deed to sign. It looks straightforward enough to sign (including the correct sale price) but is there anything in particular he should check or question? He's just a bit wary.

The conveyancing solicitor (engaged by ex-wife) has a copy of the court order so knows what (small) fixed amount my cousin is due, so in my mind his ex-wife can't do anything to affect this. Just asking as my cousin knows she begrudges him even this small sum, as her partner is heavily in debt again.. Thank you for any thoughts on this.


  • TBagpussTBagpuss Forumite
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    If he is worried then the best thing to do is to speak to the solicitor and ask the. It sounds as though the solicitor is acting for them both, not just for his ex.

    However, normally tyhe key things it will have are the address, the amount being paid, and the names of the sellers and buyer.

    The other thing he may want to do is to confirm in writing to the solicitor what he is due, and provide them with details of the bank account that he wants the money paid to. He may wish to let them know that there was a presvious issue with his ex having forged hissignature and that they ust not accept any instructions changing the arrangments for the payment of his funds uinless they have confirmed thes with him in writing and in person.
    All posts are my personal opinion, not formal advice Always get proper, professional advice (particularly about anything legal!)
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    Thank you for that great advice. I will ask my cousin to re-confirm to the solicitors the details of his bank account, and tell them that any instructions subsequently changing this should be confirmed with him in writing & person. (He did confirm his bank account details on an official form, which he then had to give back to his ex-wife to pass on to the solicitor, and it did dawn on him that she could amend this form without his knowledge)
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