Transferring property ownership
in Deaths, funerals & probate
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Hi, my father passed away a few years back with no will. My mum was granted probate and the house needs to be transferred to her. Purchased as their family home, the property was solely owned by my father and his name is the only one on the land registry. There is around £3k left on a mortgage with Halifax and the term has recently ended. We approached Halifax after his passing to provide evidence of his passing and to get advice and they have been wholly unhelpful, and even when complaining in writing, they have not told us our options. My mother has been battling cancer for some time and is quite poorly too so I know she will need my assistance with this.
Does anyone know what I need to do to transfer the name of the property owner to my mum? Do I need to speak to the mortgage provider first?
Do I need to submit anything to HM Land Reg?
I would appreciate any help as it’s all very confusing.
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Once you have those then our online guidance explains how the executor can transfer ownership to Mum and register for the first time.
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How much is the house worth? If his estate was worth more than £250k at the time of his death then under intestacy rules the whole estate would not be inherited by your mother so it is possible she is not the sole owner.