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My father owned some land when he died in the year 2000. In

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My father owned some land when he died in the year 2000.
In his will he left everything to my mother.
My mother decided to sell the land.
She was told that she couldn't sell the land because it was in his name.
What can she do.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for your question. Inheriting his estate does not automatically transfer the title of the land/property to her name and she needs to undertake a transfer of the land to her name, after which she will be free to sell the property.

There are different applications depending on whether the property was in his sole name or not and you can check here for the specific requirements: https://www.gov.uk/update-property-records-someone-dies/update-property-records-someone-dies

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Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

My name is ***** ***** I have been a solicitor for more than 30 years.

I note that the property is in your late father's sole name and that he left a Will.

Your mother will need to obtain Probate of the Will if she has not already done so.

This can be done in person by the named Executor at the local Probate Registry if that is preferred

Once probate has been obtained the the property can either be sold by the Executor or it can be transferred into the name of your mother using an

AS1 and App1 and then sold.

Please ask if you need further details