Guidance

Court of Protection: sale of jointly owned property (COP GN2)

Rules and procedure for the sale of jointly owned property when one or more of the trustees lacks mental capacity.

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Guidance on the sale of jointly owned property (COP GN2)

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When 2 or more people own property together they are known as the ‘trustees’ of that property.

This guidance explains how to manage the sale of property both when:

  • there’s a continuing trustee, or trustees, in addition to a trustee who lacks mental capacity
  • a person who lacks mental capacity is the only surviving trustee

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Published 1 December 2017