Circumstances may make it necessary to Remove name title deed. Here’s how you can go about it.
Whether it’s due to death, divorce or a change in personal circumstances, it may become necessary for a name to Remove name title deed. This is usually achieved by the property owners, including the person whose name is being removed, completing a transfer deed.
Here is the general process of how you can remove a name from the deed. Although you can generally complete the process yourself, it’s a good idea to seek legal counsel and have a lawyer review the paperwork for you.
How can I Remove name title deed when a property owner dies?
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 address:
HM Land Registry
PO Box 74
What if there is a mortgage on the property?
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 are sufficiently financially secure.
Property deeds can be pretty tricky…
Don’t want to deal with all the trouble of handling your deed? You can consult your case with a lawyer who will complete the process for you.
How can I Remove name title deed?
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.
Here is how you can remove a name from the property deed:
1. Fill in the application to change the register.
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.
2. Sign the transfer deed.
The transfer deed, often referred to as TR1, must be signed by the property owners, including the one who is being removed.
3. Take form ID1 to a solicitors’ firm.
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, i.e. one of either:
- A valid passport.
- A current photocard driving licence from either the EU, UK, Isle of Man or Channel Islands. A provisional licence wouldn’t be enough.
- A UK Biometric Residence Permit.
You will also need to provide two of the following:
- A mortgage statement, sent by post, for the most recent finished accounting year.
- A UK-issued credit card, supported by a recent account statement, under three months old.
- A council rent book for the last three months.
- A council tax bill for the current year.
- A utility bill sent by post under three months ago.
- A current firearm or shotgun certificate.
4. Send the completed forms to HM Land Registry.
The forms should be sent to this address:
HM Land Registry
PO Box 74