How you update the property records when someone dies depends on whether they were the joint or sole owner of a property.
Check the property records if you donâ€™t know:
When a joint owner of a property dies, fill in form DJP to remove their name from the register.
Send the completed form to HM Land Registry, along with an official copy of the death certificate.
When the sole owner of a property has died, the property is normally transferred to either:
To transfer a property to a beneficiary, download and fill in the following forms:
You must also send:
The beneficiary must fill in â€˜Verify identity: citizenâ€™ (sometimes known as form ID1). Youâ€™ll also need to complete the form if youâ€™re transferring the property and youâ€™re not the executor.
Send all the completed forms and supporting documents to HM Land Registry.
You need to:
Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).
Nearest Railway Station: Elephant & Castle
Buses from Elephant and Castle: ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45