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We own a flat in the UK in our names. We now live in NZ and

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Hi, we own a flat in the UK in our names. We now live in NZ and wish to transfer the ownership of the flat to our NZ family trust - how do we go about that?
JA: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: nothing we haven’t found anyone who can talk us through the steps
JA: Where is the flat located?
Customer: E1 !NH
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I think that’s everything
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 1 month ago.

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I am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellington and will help you with your question today

Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 1 month ago.

You can transfer the property in the UK to your trustees of the family trust, although your UK solicitor would need to do the actual conveyancing. You could do that from New Zealand of course. The trustees would be shown as the owners, which is the same as would be shown on a New Zealand title