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An individual H died intestate and a grant was obtained by an attorney A for the surviving spouse W. Following W's subsequent death, also intestate, A obtained a grant in W's estate. As H's estate remains unadministered, is an additional grant required to deal with that property?

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Published on LexisPSL on 02/04/2020

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  • An individual H died intestate and a grant was obtained by an attorney A for the surviving spouse W. Following W's subsequent death, also intestate, A obtained a grant in W's estate. As H's estate remains unadministered, is an additional grant required to deal with that property?

Where an administrator dies without having completed the administration on an intestate estate, a grant of administration de bonis non must be obtained.

Where a grant of letters of administration has been issued to an attorney administrator on behalf of the person entitled to the grant under Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987 (NCPR 1987), SI 1987/2024, r 22 and the administrator (ie donor of the power of attorney) dies in the lifetime of the attorney administrator and before the administration of the estate has been complet

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