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I am at the end stages of purchasing a property. The current

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Hi,I am at the end stages of purchasing a property. The current owner is mentally impaired and cannot complete a ID1 form for land registry purposes.She is in a care home currently. Her cousin has full power of artery and is represented by their solicitors to sell the house.My solicitor is insisting for a doctors letter stating that the owner is mentally impaired and cannot sign a ID1 form to enable them to register the property with land registry.However the doctors have stated they do not condone in these requests and are bound by their medical defence union. The care home has provided many medical notes including a capacity assessment of the current owner to my solicitor but they are still insisting on a doctors letter.My question is: Is there any other documents that can be provided to land registry to register a property when the current owner is mentally impaired and in a care home?Thank you,Tom
JA: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: We are ready to exchange, it is just the matter above regarding the registering of the property that is the issue.
JA: Where is the land located?
Customer: dartford
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No thank you

Good afternoon, this is a matter that is entirely up to your solicitor. Some solicitors will be fine with just accepting the ID for the power of attorney. However if your solicitor has stricter requirements, it is up to their firm to take a view on these particular circumstances. A lot of firms accept ID certified by nursing home managers etc. So it is not a case of what other documents can be provided, it is a case of what your solicitor is willing to accept. It is a very subjective approach so you will need to ask them specifically what else the will provide. Hope this helps?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Madhu,Thank you for the information, yes it was very helpful. I will use this information when I talk to my solicitor on Monday.Kind regards,Tom

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