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On the assumption that the testator died recently the order of priority to take out a grant to their intestate estate follows the entitlement to the estate itself, as set out in the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, SI 1987/2024 (NCPR 1987). In this Q&A the intestate left a son and grandchildren.
Any person within any category set out in NCPR 1987, SI 1987/2024, r 22(1) may take out the grant if they have a beneficial interest in the estate and they have cleared off in the oath anyone above them in the priority order, subject to a maximum number of four appointments.
NCPR 1987, SI 1987/2024, r 22 states that after a sur
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