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An individual dies intestate. Their father is entitled to receive the whole of the estate and apply for letters of administration but dies before doing so. Who should now apply for letters of administration in the adult child’s estate?

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Published on LexisPSL on 25/05/2022

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  • An individual dies intestate. Their father is entitled to receive the whole of the estate and apply for letters of administration but dies before doing so. Who should now apply for letters of administration in the adult child’s estate?

An individual dies intestate. Their father is entitled to receive the whole of the estate and apply for letters of administration but dies before doing so. Who should now apply for letters of administration in the adult child’s estate?

As set out in Practice Note: The type of grant needed, the right to the grant of letters of administration for a wholly intestate deceased’s estate is set out in the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987 (NCPR 1987), SI 1987/2024, r 22(1).

Practice Note also states that, if the person entitled to a grant

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