How to put someone on a property title deed

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How to put someone on a property title deed
Property Title Deed (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

A property title deed is a legal document that serves as a person's proof of property ownership. Regardless of what type of change is being made to the ownership, it should be noted on the property title deed. Putting someone's name on a property title deed is one common change that should be recorded.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Obtain the legal name of the person you want to put on the property title deed. Make very sure that it is printed and spelt correctly. Always refer to the name on the person's birth certificate or Social Security card for accuracy.

    How to put someone on a property title deed
    Refer to the full name on the person's birth certificate. (Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)
  2. 2

    Write down the address and legal description of your property. If you cannot remember the legal description, contact your county appraisal district for details.

    How to put someone on a property title deed
    Be sure to have the address along with the legal description of your property ready. (Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)
  3. 3

    Contact a title company of your choice in your area. An in-house attorney will take care of it. It should only take a couple of hours or less than a day to record the new property title deed. Per recording, the fees are ranging from £97 to £162 as of 2011.

    How to put someone on a property title deed
    An in-house attorney will take care of you. (Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)
  4. 4

    Request two copies of the new property title deed from the title company. One copy is for your record keeping. The other copy is for your mortgage company if you are financing your home with a loan.

    How to put someone on a property title deed
    Request two copies of the new property title deed from the title company. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)
  5. 5

    Submit a copy of the new property title deed to your mortgage company as needed.

    How to put someone on a property title deed
    Submit a copy of the new property title deed to your mortgage company. (George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images)

Tips and warnings

  • If you want peace of mind, hire a real estate attorney for assistance.
  • The other person who is on the property title deed will also be liable for the loan.

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