Devolution on the death of a registered proprietor (PG6)

What to do following the death of a joint, sole or last surviving proprietor of a registered estate, charge or mortgage (practice guide 6).



This guide sets out the evidence required for applications relating to the death of a registered proprietor and deals with registered estates only.

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Published 13 October 2003
Last updated 24 June 2019 + show all updates
  1. Sections 2.1 and 2.2 have been amended to clarify our practice in relation to limited grants of representation, including additional evidence required for attorney grants.
  2. Section 8.4 has been added to clarify our existing practice on foreign grants of probate.
  3. A minor change has been made to section 1.1 to cross-refer to our practice of accepting first registration applications with certified copy deeds only.
  4. Section 7 has been amended to agree with the evidence asked for on form ST5 to remove a joint proprietor restriction. There is no change to current practice.
  5. Section 7 has been amended to refer to a new form ST5 created to support applications to cancel Form A restrictions.
  6. Section 3 has been amended as a result of the Presumption of Death Act 2013.
  7. Welsh version added.
  8. First published.