I bought a property as Joint Tenants with my father 12 years ago but sadly he died at the beginning of this year. How do I now get his name removed from the Land Registry?
This is very straightforward indeed. As you owned the property jointly as Joint Tenants with your father then the legal title to the property will have already automatically passed into your sole name.
This is the effect of owning jointly as Joint Tenants rather than as Tenants in Common where your respective shares in the property would have remained with your respective Estates. Accordingly, following your father’s death you are now the surviving Joint Tenant and the property is entirely yours.
If the title to the property is registered then all you need do is simply submit a copy of your late father’s Death Certificate to the Land Registry and the Land Registry will remove your father’s name from the Register leaving the property registered in your sole name. They will send you a copy of the updated register in your sole name.