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    • monkeysrevenge
    • By monkeysrevenge 13th Oct 16, 2:08 PM
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    Selling house through probate - ID for executors
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    • 13th Oct 16, 2:08 PM
    Selling house through probate - ID for executors 13th Oct 16 at 2:08 PM
    Hi all

    I have a question with regards to sale of a property in probate.

    I called Land Registry earlier on about this, but the person I spoke to didn't seem to understand my questions (and the website isn't the most helpful), so this is aimed at a LR representative or anyone who has experience of this!

    My mum passed away several months ago, and probate has now been granted. We are selling the house privately to a family member (not a beneficiary nor an executor) and we are just completing the LR forms today.

    When I spoke with LR, I asked if they would accept scanned copies of AP1 and TR1 as one of the executors lives in Ireland, and it's much easier, quicker and cheaper to scan back than post. They said they would.

    The other question was regarding the ID required. There are two executors and the LR rep said that as probate has been granted, no ID is required for them as the Grant of Probate is all the proof they need as authority to sell the house.

    This second reply is what confused me, and the way the rep spoke was almost as if she didn't really understand what I was asking but kept repeating the same thing, hence my visit here...

    Based on their response, the documents I would send in are:

    AP1 (with scanned signatures)
    TR1 (with scanned signatures)
    ID1 for Transferor ONLY (original wet signatures)
    ID documents required for ID1 form
    Grant of Probate (certified copy)
    Death Certificate (original)

    My questions therefore are:

    1) Do executors really not need to fill in ID1 forms? Is the Grant of Probate and ID1 for the transferee enough?


    2) Would a scan of the AP1 and TR1 forms be accepted? I'd have expected they would want a "wet" signature but was surprised that they said they don't.

    I'm just after any advice anyone can offer, as I don't want to go to the trouble of sending all these forms off only for them to be returned (or destroyed!!) for being incorrectly submitted.

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    • nomoneytoday
    • By nomoneytoday 13th Oct 16, 2:47 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 2:47 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 2:47 PM
    I find it only takes 2-4 days for the post to go to and from Ireland, so why not just send the wet copies?
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