The Law of
Property Act 1925 lays down a specific procedure for transfer of land which
must be evidenced in writing, signed by the parties, and must be by deed. The
deed must be witnessed and "delivered".
Once the transfer
deed has been signed (which, in this case will also need a plan) it then needs
to be registered at the land registry.
If your neighbour
has a mortgage, then the lender must consent to this and the lender must
discharge their mortgage over the piece of land which has been given to you.
Unless you have
experience of land transfers and conveyancing, this is really not a do it
yourself job and a solicitor will probably charge you about £500 plus VAT plus
the land registry fee. It really is about as much do it yourself job as taking
your own appendix out
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