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What happens when there’s no will

If someone has died without a will, then that person will have died Intestate, which means that their assets will be distributed in accordance with the Intestacy rules. These rules set out an order of entitlement as to the persons entitled to administer an estate. Typically, this will be the next of kin, you can see the order by clicking here. The legal document issued to the administrator is called the Grant of letters of administration and it is this document that will be required to close bank accounts, sell a property or administer an estate generally.

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