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If one of the joint tenants of a property deceased, can his/her relatives submit the death certificate to the Land Registry directly for registration?

The Land Registry

In case the form of ownership of the property is Joint Tenant, if one of the joint tenants deceases, the surviving joint tenant can register a Certified Copy of Death Certificate with the Land Registry for registration to update the land register of the property. The Land Registry will register documents if the provisions of the Land Registration Ordinance and the Land  Registration Regulations have been complied with. Therefore, the public usually seek assistance from private solicitor to prepare the necessary documents and the memorial forms, and arrange for registration.

If the surviving joint tenant is not going to seek private solicitor's assistance, he/she may submit a Certified Copy of Death Certificate to the Land Registry for registration by himself/ herself. It is a must for the person who submits the documents for registration to have understanding of the terms and conditions of the Land Registration Ordinance and the Land Registration Regulations. Please contact the Land Registry (Tel: 3541 2200) for further details.

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Last update: 4 Sep 2019
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