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I own a property with my wife in joint ownership She left 19

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I own a property with my wife in joint ownership She left 19 years ago.Can I change the ownership to tenants in common.Is it easy to do and is it expensive?My wife would be very obstructive.

Thanks for your patience.

Yes you can do it and, yes, it’s easy and free (I believe).

You can sever the joint tenancy by using Form SEV from the Land Registry (you will have to send it to your wife and if you have any questions about completing the form you should call their customer service number - they are very helpful):-

You will then hold their interests as tenants in common, meaning that your respective shares will pass according to your wills or under the intestacy rules. Your wife need not sign the form provided you follow the instructions, but you will have to confirm on the form that you have served it on here.

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