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I have a property in England, (a terraced house). I want to

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I have a property in England, (a terraced house).
I want to give half of it to my wife.
Can I do this directly with the Registrar?
If so, what is the procedure?
What are the likely costs?
It is mortgaged to a Bank.
What do I need to do in relation to them?

Does the lender of the bank consent to this?

What is the motivation behind this please?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.


I have not approached the lender as yet, will there be an issue?

Simply want to make her co-owner of property bought in my name.


Thanks for your patience.

You will need the consent of the lender to do this. They have a first legal charge which prevents changes of ownership wihout their consent. It’s not possible unless you have their consent, so you should contact them to see if they are willing to provide their consent to have her added to the mortgage and registered title to the property.

If they are then they may be able to do this for you by applying to the Land Registry for a fee.

If they are not able to do this for you then they will insist that you instruct a solicitor who can then get their consent and prepare the Land Registry transfer forms.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

What would be a likely fee for the solicitor?

If I redeem the mortgage can I do the transfer myself?


Solicitors legal fees would be in the region of £200-300 + VAT.

Yes, you could do the transfer yourself if you redeemed the mortgage.

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