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Procedures After A Death

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Ric.ror | 11:22 Wed 01st Jul 2020 | Law
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My mother passed away in May. She had been living in a home and I lived in the flat she owned. She had a will made out - leaving everything to me but as the flat was her only property I need to change the details on the land registry to me in order to obtain a mortgage for improvements. How do I go about doing that?

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Gone a little bit dull here at the moment but still nice and w
12:16 Wed 01st Jul 2020
I do not know specific answer to your question, but they do have a website with contact telephone number, might be a good place to start.
sorry for your loss Ric

erm I hope CHris is around
you need to apply for probate as an executor
and then change title - I think you use a TR1 - BUT
I really wouldnt do this without advice
and possibly use a solicitor
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I initially contacted her solicitor promptly after her death - obviously things are more difficult at the moment - but they still have not responded to my message. I thought I might be able to carry on regardless as I had POA before she died and I’m the only named person in the will
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Gone a little bit dull here at the moment but still nice and w
Oops, wrong thread.
eddie, solicitors do not do ANYTHING FOC (in my experience anyway!)
POA ends at the death of the person. Have you got a death certificate and a letter of administration?
Why on Earth would a Solicitor do something for nothing?
You certainly don't need a solicitor. The forms from the Land Registry are straightforward and come with guidance notes.
All the information you need is in my link at 12:53.
Assuming your Mum made you executor as well, you will need to obtain Probate first, then follow the link given above.
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Thank you for all your help
I have managed to make contact with a solicitor who is in the process of obtaining probate for me as soon as I send through all the legal documents to him
- including the £21k nursing home bill!
are you working? It's just a solicitor will ve expensive for something you can do yourself
worth a repeat - very sorry for your loss Ric
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erm I hope CHris is around and is more wordy than his last post
you need to apply for probate as an executor
and then change title - I think you use a TR1 - BUT
I really wouldnt do this without advice
and possibly use a solicitor

I think you need him as the debts can be settled as a executor
but you need to keep accounts
and of course 'the usual ' costs - funeral
you also need to settle the utilities up to the date of death

then apply for probate - another form on wh I think the tax liability will be nil
THEN you can apply for the title change

oh and finally, dont forget the tax form for income tax ( whaaaaat?) for the year ended 6 Ap 2020 and for the first month of this tax year 2020-1 - for which whooppee there may be a rebate.

the solicitor doesnt have to do all this for you
but can act as adviser whilst you do all the donkey work in form filling
( wh is what we did for my auld mam and it worked quite well)
and his bill is much less
"I think you need him as the debts can be settled as a executor
but you need to keep accounts"
peter, I hear they allow women to be solicitors now too. In fact I had heard that your fave legal person on here is a woman too

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