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Do you know if your mother and uncle owned the property as joint tenants or tenants in common please? If you are not sure, do you have access to a copy of the title entries for the property?
thank you. On that basis, it would unfortunately be necessary to obtain a grant of probate for both your grandmother's estate and also your uncle's estate in order to evidence the devolution of title from your grand mother and subsequently from your uncle to your mother which would be required by the land registry to register the property into your mother's name.
Depending upon the circumstances, it may be possible to avoid the need to obtain probate in your uncle's estate but if it is possible, it is a relatively technical process which will require the involvement of a solicitor though it is likely you wish to involve a solicitor in any event in respect of the conveyancing work.
it is privately possible to obtain probate yourselves without the assistance of a solicitor but equally, you may prefer to appoint one to carry out the work for you. The decision is essentially one of cost and benefit:
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