How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Thomas Your Own Question
Thomas, Solicitor
Category: Property Law
Satisfied Customers: 7661
Experience:  UK solicitor holding an England and Wales practising Certificate.
Type Your Property Law Question Here...
Thomas is online now

My husband has recently died. We were joint owners of our property.

This answer was rated:

My husband has recently died. We were joint owners of our property. I have had his name taken off the Land Registry record, but do I also need to update the Title Deeds? I am not intending to move from the property.
Hi, Thanks for your question. I am sorry for your loss.Did you write to Land Registry with a copy of the Death Certificate?Did they remove his name from the Land Registry title register so that only your name is ***** *****>Tom
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
yes, and I have now received the amended document.
Hi Thank you for your question and patience, I’m Tom and I’ll try to help you.Great. No, you do not need to do anything further.This is because the electronically held title register at the land registry (which you have received a copy of) is effectively what people used to call “deeds”.Once a property is registered at land registry, the title register replaces the old “deeds”. The old deeds are no longer relevant because the title register is all you need to prove ownership of your property. As with all registered property the old deeds would have been destroyed after land registry took the relevant information from them and noted it on the land registry title.Provided your name is ***** ***** one listed on the land registry title and your late husband’s name has been removed then you do not need to do anything further. My goal is to provide you with a good service. If you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up issues specifically relating to your question. Kind regards,Tom
Thomas and other Property Law Specialists are ready to help you