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A wife, whose name is ***** ***** the house deeds, would like to

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A wife, whose name is ***** ***** the house deeds, would like to protect her right to occupy the matrimonial home on the death of her husband. What form or document should be completed and sent to the Land Registry ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
For clarity - is the husband currently still alive?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes, he is but is terminally ill with cancer.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
has the husband made a Will - if so what has he done regarding the property?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi

Did you receive my answer sent yesterday to your question above?

Gene

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
No I am afraid not could you resend it please
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi

The husband has a made a Will but is rather guarded about its contents. The wife is likely to recieve a rather modest proportion of the total estate, which is substantial. The house, or part of its value, is not included in her proportion.

Gene

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
The wife can protect her interest in the property using a Matrimonial Home Rights Notice - the form is here
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/352448/HR1.pdf
After the death of the husband the wife can make a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act - how much she will receive will depend on many factors including the length of the relationship
Please ask if you need further details
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi

Thanks for the last answer. Where can the wife obtain the title number of the property for insertion in the Land Registry form ?

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
She can do a Property Search here
https://www.gov.uk/search-property-information-land-registry
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