When someone passes away, there needs to be a person in charge of sorting out the deceased’s Estate. Property, money and debts collectively are known as their Estate. It is a lengthy and not quite straightforward process, even if there is a Will.
When it comes to property ownership, the deceased person's name would need to be removed from the property Title in order to transfer or sell the property to a third party or the beneficiaries of the Estate.
A Deceased Estate settlement transaction is the process of transferring the property to the surviving co-tenant, the Administrator or the Executor if there is a Will.
If you are the Administrator or Executor of the Will, you will need to lodge an Application with Landgate to enable the deceased person's property to be sold or transferred. When this Application is approved, the ownership of the deceased’s property is moved to you as Executor so that you can then tidy up their affairs and distribute their assets according to their wishes.
This is never a simple process, and it can be burdensome through such a challenging time.
At WA Settlement Services, we can help you with your Application and all the other paperwork, taking away all the related stress. It is our aim to do as much as we can for you and be there to help the process go as quickly as possible.
If you own land and are thinking about subdividing it so that you can sell, build on, or rent the different lots, we can help you prepare your Application to Landgate.
Have you misplaced your original property Title? No need to panic. We can deal with Landgate and get you a replacement in no time.
Change of Name
Need to change your name in your property Title? Let us take all the hassle away and handle the required paperwork for you.
In the event of a relative or friend passing away, if they owned or part-owned a property, their name would need to be removed from the property Title. In such a difficult time, we can help you sort out all the paperwork required to transfer the ownership of the property.
When a property is owned by two people, and they decide to go separate ways, a Court can make an ‘Order’ which allows one or more properties to be transferred from joint into sole names. Thus, we can help transfer a shared property into one person’s name with nominal stamp duty.