An assent is a transfer of property from a deceased estate (i.e. made by an executor or personal representative) to a beneficiary of that estate without payment, e.g. settling a legacy.
Assents seem very similar to a Transfer of Equity (No payment) - except that the relevant form is more directed toward a deceased estate.
How long will it take?
We don’t generally do anything for new clients until our process of client retention has concluded – this involves agreeing the scope of what we are doing for the price (our terms are below), setting-up our client record (that includes ID checks), and producing the bill (payment in advance is required for all new clients).
After that, the production of the form is a job that we can undertake in about an hour once we can schedule it in our workflow, that can depend on how busy we are at any particular time. We would not usually take-on a job for which we could not engage within about a working week.
A completed assent will then need to be submitted to HM Land Registry for registration. The time HM Land Registry take to process such a registration varies greatly, depending on how busy they are. Some applications are processed very quickly, up to “next day”; however, most applications appear to languish awaiting HM Land Registry attention; in 2021 many applications were taking about 6 months to be registered – and some types of application can take even longer than that, unfortunately. However, once submitted HM Land Registry process applications on any title in order of submission - so their delay ought not to affect the priority of your application relative to other matters on that title.
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We charge £300 + VAT plus HMLR Fee (Scale 2)
There is more about our fees on our website here
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