I will look into this for you and reply shortly.
Sorry for delay.
I have confirmed the position on this.
What you can do and its success will ultimately depend on how close your father is to going into care.
You can get your father to transfer the unregistered property to you and your sister however if your father needs to go into care anytime soon the local authority can apply to overturn the transfer and make a claim on the property.
I hope this helps.
Once again, sorry for the delay in coming back to you.
Do you have any questions or queries in relation to my reply. Happy to assist you further.
Regardless, it will be regarded as a deliberate deprivation of assets. If you are required to make a declaration of your father's assets and you do not disclose his ownership of the property then that is a criminal offence.
You can transfer it but the land registry may retain the conveyance on first registration and therefore any search of the register the council may uncover the transfer from you dad to you and your sister. The register will state the date of transfer of the property. If you do this now and a number if years pass then you might be ok otherwise the council can charge the asset even in your name.
If you use a solicitor and disclose the reason for the transfer the solicitor may refuse to act as you will have put the solicitor on notice of the scheme and its intention.
You can do the transfer yourself notwithstanding the obligation to make any required disclosure in the future. you need to register the conveyance at the land registry and you have to send the deeds to the land registry and who knows what deeds and documents it will retain. They may retain documents which confirm your father's ownership. You use form fr1. There is a fee to pay on registration.
As mentioned above, if you are asked and do not disclose the ownership of the asset it will be classed as deliberate deprivation of assets which is fraudulent.
You can but this will not circumvent the rules. It will still be considered deprivation of assets.
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