How to Sort Through Your Parent’s Belongings After Death

How to Sort Through Your Parent’s Belongings After Death When a parent dies, a family member must sort through the parent’s belongings and it is unfortunate if this task has fallen on you. Not only must you deal with your grief, but you must also deal with countless memories this process will dredge up. Recognize that it is normal to want to put the sorting aside as you cope with...
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Help on house clearance due to death

This site has a lot of useful information on it if a relative has died leaving no money in their estate to help pay for clearing their home, whether it was owned by them or not, funeral costs, etc. Go to the website by clicking here – Money Saving Expert
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Probate Help – Commonly Asked Questions

What happens when the deceased leaves a will? In this case one or more ‘executors’ may be named in the will to deal with the person’s liabilities and property after their death. They may require probate help to deal with this. The executor applies for a ‘grant of probate‘ from a section of the court knows as the probate registry. The grant is a legal document which confirms that the...
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Inheritance Tax and the probate process

Probate (or confirmation in Scotland) is the system you go through if you’re handling the estate of someone who’s died. It gives you the legal right to distribute the estate according to the deceased’s wishes. Inheritance Tax forms are part of the process even if the estate doesn’t owe Inheritance Tax   Understanding probate terminology If the deceased left a will, it...
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House Clearance

House Clearances are a form of service which can be a part or an entire house. Many people use a house clearance service because they may need a lot of items removing or looking to clear garages, lofts, sheds and basements.   What is the process? The process is normally as follows: From your call or email a company representative will contact you to discuss the requirements of your house...
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Can a house be cleared without a grant of representation?

Family members or others may be faced with the task of organising the clearance of the deceased’s house. If the deceased left a will, the executors named in the will have the authority to deal with the deceased’s estate before obtaining a grant of representation. Although a grant may be required to collect money from bank accounts, sell the house, and so on, the executors should be able to...
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