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Transfers between spouses who have separated are exempt from CGT provided they take place in the tax year of separation. So if the house was transferred to your mother and it was her main residence she could sell it free of CGT. The HMRC guidance on this is here:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/husband-and-wife-civil-partners-divorce-dissolution-and-separation-hs281-self-assessment-helpsheet/hs281-spouses-civil-partners-divorce-dissolution-and-separation-2016#separation-divorce-and-dissolution A Deed of Separation drawn up by your solicitor would be needed. I hope this helped you today. Please do let me know if I can clarify anything. I am always happy to help. You are always welcome to ask a follow up question if it will help you further.