Thanks for you question.
This is possible.
I am assuming that the property is 'registered'.
You do this as follows:
1. Complete form TR1. The transferor is you and the transferee are you and your wife. There is a panel for consideration but it is ok to transfer for a nominal sum, say £1. You then mark the appropriate statement in panel 10 as to how you wish to hold the property. Joint tenants or tenants in common. Only you need to sign the transfer but there is specific wording for the execution clause.
Signed as a deed by xxxxxxx
In the presence of:
You sign in the presence of a witness, who must be over the age of 18 and not related to you. Witness signs, prints name and address
2. Complete form AP1. This form you send to the land registry with the TR1 and £40 fee. Now if you do this yourself you need to fill out form ID1 which you and your wife need a separate one each and get it signed off by a solicitor. It is to confirm ID. Solicitor will probably charge at least £5 each to sign off the form, you have to pay this in cash.
3. Send AP1, TR1, £40, ID1 to land registry and they will register the transfer from you to you and your wife.
4. Check your lease, you probably have to send a notice of transfer to the landlord stating the date on which you transfered the lease to yourself and your wife, there is a standard form which you can find on line or just do it by letter, in duplicate asking the landlord to acknowledge receipt by signing and returning the duplicate copy. The landlord normally charges a fee for this so check with your landlord first.
That is it.
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