When selling a probate property, it is important to instruct your probate solicitor and conveyancing Solicitor as soon as possible. Powell Eddison are available to act on both your probate and conveyancing matters.
Powell Eddison’s conveyancing solicitors will require the address of the property to check if the property is registered at the Land Registry correctly. If the property is registered our Leeds conveyancing solicitors will be able to obtain a copy of the registered title. There is no requirement to provide original deeds if our searches find the property is registered correctly.
If the property is not registered, the executor is responsible for obtaining the title deeds to the property and providing them to our team of conveyancing and probate solicitors. Title deeds may be at the deceased’s property address, at the bank, accountant, or with a family member.
It is critical that the property deeds are received as soon as possible. Once received, our team of conveyancing solicitors will check the content of the deeds pack to ensure all deeds are present and correct. If any portion of the deeds are missing, our team will advise you on what is missing. .
If all the deeds are in order, but a buyer has not been found, we may advise you to submit a voluntary first registration
application to the Land Registry.