When a property is vested in 2 or more persons as beneficial Joint Tenants (e.g. a husband and wife) and one of them dies it is usual to apply for the deceased spouse's name to be removed from the Title Register. This will keep the Register up to date and also make it easier to deal with any future sale.
The Land Registry will require evidence of the death, either by a certified copy of the Death Certificate, the Grant of Probate (if there is a Will) or Letters of Administration (if there is no Will).
The application is made using HM Land Registry Form DJP which can be obtained for free from the Land Registry website. We have provided a link to this form so that you can download it from this page.
Completion of Form DJP must be accurate, and special care must be given to entering the deceased's name as specified in the Title Register. All the required information must be supplied, including the Title Number. When completing the form you will need an up to date copy of your Title Register, which will provide the above information. If the name of the deceased person is shown differently in the Title Register than on the death certificate or probate you should use the details as provided by the Title Register and complete the name questions as we have done in clause 8 (see below).
1. If you do not have an up to date copy of the Title Register you should obtain one. You will need to pay for this. Please click the 'Current Title Register' link in the menu on the right.
2. Next you need to download form DJP. Please click the 'Form DJP' link in the menu on the right to download it now.
3. You will need to have on hand either the original or certified copy of:
4. Complete the form. In our examples we have completed the form in red text to emphasise our answers.
5. You should look at the top of the Title Register, just above the Title Number. The Land Registry office dealing with your property is shown. You will need to look up their address, using the following link:
You should send your completed DJP form along with the original or a certified copy of the Death Certificate, Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration.
No fee is payable for this application, and no covering letter is necessary.
These forms are provided free of charge. Please click the links below to downlad them directly.
You may need an up to date copy of your Title Register to be able to complete the forms. If you do, then this can be obtained via our website for our standard fee. Alternatively it can also be obtained directly from HM Land Registry at a reduced cost.