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Essentially, my view would be that gifting your property now may in fact cause more hassle than leaving the property in the wills.
There's the issue of tax, of course to consider, which can be complex. Whereas in a will there is a tax free portion of the estate to pass on, tax may be due upon the disposal of an asset.
There's also the issue of the surviving spouse not being protected in the event that the property is passed on to children and they have no where to live.
You want to avoid both of these pitfalls, ideally.
I'd speak to a wills solicitor about this when you have the wills drafted, but its fairly normal for mirror wills to grant the surviving spouse the right to live in the property for the remainder of their life, without this affecting the beneficial entitlement under the will for the intended recipients to inherit the property upon the death of both owners.
This type of arrangement protects both the owners (and prevents one being turfed out when the other passes away) and the beneficiaries under the will.
The actual transfer process itself is straightforward and not something that should concern you when going through your decision making processes.
I hope that this helps.
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