Changing property ownership after death

How to remove a deceased person's name from the property title or transfer property into someone else's name.

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An application must be registered with Landgate to enable the deceased person's property to be sold, or to transfer the ownership to the appropriate person(s).

To transfer property into someone else’s name, you will need the certificate of title. If you don’t have a copy of the certificate of title, you can buy a copy online.

To sell the property or transfer ownership, look for the type of tenancy on the certificate of title under the name and address.

Landgate has several comprehensive step by step guides for:
•    Properties owned by one or more people as tenants in common
•    Properties owned by two or more people as joint tenants
•    Properties owned by two or more people as joint tenants where both people have died.

You can also contact Landgate for assistance.

Page reviewed 11 May 2020