If there is no Will (known as died “intestate”), The Administration of Estates Act 1925 sets out who has the legal right to deal with the affairs of the person who has died. The administrator is usually a close relative of the person who has died.
The Personal Representative must follow the rules of intestacy as set out in the Administration of Estates Act 1925.
The Personal Representative is responsible for dealing with a deceased person’s estate. This includes settling unpaid debts or liabilities, paying inheritance tax and distributing assets to beneficiaries in accordance with the rules of intestacy.
Anyone who has this right can apply to the Probate Registry for what is known as a Grant of Letters of Administration. This is the official document which allows Administrators to administer the Estate.
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