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    Tax question for gifted house

    Some years ago my parents gifted me their house, whilst continuing to live there, in order to remove it from their estate (for IHT purposes) - a standard Deed of Gift and Lease for Life arrangement recommended by their solicitor.
    To prevent this being viewed as a Gift with Reservation, they also pay me a market rent to live there and I cover all insurance and expenses - as if it were a normal rental property.

    Recently I checked the Land Registry deeds, expecting it to be registered in my name, but it is shown as Unregistered.
    Q1: Should the solicitor have re-registered the house in my name when the Deed of Gift was drawn up?
    Q2: Is the Deed of Gift sufficient proof of my ownership when I finally have to sell it?

    I'd appreciate any thoughts/advice.

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