How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask UKSolicitorJA Your Own Question
UKSolicitorJA
UKSolicitorJA, Solicitor
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 4312
Experience:  English solicitor with over 12 years experience
62162956
Type Your Law Question Here...
UKSolicitorJA is online now

I live abroad and want to transfer the title of a flat I have

Resolved Question:

I live abroad and want to transfer the title of a flat I have in the UK to my company which is registered abroad. I think I would also like to set up a linked trust for my children.
How can I find out more about how to do all this?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Hello,
You may read about transferring the title from your name to your company's name here
https://www.gov.uk/registering-land-or-property-with-land-registry/transfer-ownership-of-your-property
As your company will not be paying you for the transfer, there will be no stamp duty land tax to pay, see here
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/sdlt/reliefs-exemptions/no-sdlt-return.htm
There is good information here on how to set up a Trust
https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/setting-up-a-trust
May I help further?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thank you. How does inheritance tax work when their is a trust for the children ie those who will inherit?
If the trust is set up abroad, is inheritance tax payable?
I am imagining that I might return to the UK to live and therefore there would normally be inheritance tax.
I have two daughters in their thirties in London, and without anything but rooms in house shares. I am not wealthy, so this concerns me. I cannot give them a large deposit now,for example.
So I am trying to do my best!
Julie
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
I am afraid the tax issue is a separate query and needs to be answered by a tax expert. Please leave feedback and open a new question with the tax queries.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
OK, I will do that.
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Thank you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I just need to check that when registering the transfer of title, do I need to do this through a solicitor or can I do it myself?
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
You may do it yourself but it is advisable to use a solicitor if you are not absolutely confident or sure of what to do.
All the best
UKSolicitorJA and other Law Specialists are ready to help you