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my sister died in July but left no will my son has worked

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my sister died in July but left no will my son has worked the probate and that has been granted to me as the only sister There is a house but it was never registered on the land registry data am I still allowed to sell it as I assume it is legally mine and will it cause any problems for potential buyers The property is in Plymouth
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Alex J. replied 4 years ago.

Thank you for your question and welcome. I am sorry for your loss.

The fact that it is not registered does not matter. Land Registration is a result of the Land Registration Act 2002 after which all Land become registerable on certain events. Normally a conveyance of non registered makes first registration mandatory.

It is probably just that your sister owned the property before the registration system was applicable and subsequently triggered a first registration.

This will not preclude you from selling it as beneficiary or trustee, but you should take the will and all the deeds to a solicitor just so they can check everything is in order and the title can be properly deduced.

Kind regards