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Experience:  20 years experience in Wills and Probates and Trusts
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My brother had a property in his name in the UK but lived in

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My brother had a property in his name in the UK but lived in Dubai with his wife and kids. Sadly, he passed away from Covid in Feb this year. The mortgage is in his name only, I want to know the process to get my sister in laws name onto the mortgage
JA: Has he talked to a lawyer about this? What country does he live in? If different, what country does this legal question relate to?
Customer: My brother, the owner has passed away. He lived in Dubai as an expat. the house in question IS in the UK
JA: What steps have been taken so far?
Customer: since feb...basically none
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: but his passport has been cancelled by the british embassy in Dubai
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  MarianC replied 8 days ago.

Good morning, thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear that you have lost your brother. Is the property in their joint names or just your brother's name?

Kind regards

Marian

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Mortgage is in my brothers name as is the agreement with the leeting agency
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Am i right that a phone call costs £44?
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
hello, is anyone there?
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Anyone? or are you a bot?
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
HELLO
Expert:  MarianC replied 8 days ago.

I'm sorry this is email and not live chat.

Expert:  MarianC replied 8 days ago.

Can you explain why the letting agency is involved, is it a buy to let property?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
its a buy to let
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
both letting agent and mortgage company have my brothers name
Expert:  MarianC replied 8 days ago.

the only thing that can be done is for your sister in law to ask the mortgage lender if she can take over the mortgage. If the property is in your brother's sole name then your sister in law will need to obtain a grant of property to admimister the estate and transfer any assets to herself.

Expert:  MarianC replied 7 days ago.

Good afternoon, do you need any further assistance? Whereabouts is the property?

Expert:  MarianC replied 6 days ago.

Good morning, do you need more help?

Expert:  MarianC replied 5 days ago.

Please contact me again if you need further assistance.