There are a number of things you need to do when a relative or friend dies and you are in charge of their affairs.
NI Direct provides practical checklists you can consult to guide you through this period; from paperwork and notifying various agencies, to the task of executing the will.
Property, probate, debts, estates and acting as executor:
Funerals, wills & tax:
You can also call HMRC for advice on probate and Inheritance Tax following a death, including:
- understanding Inheritance Tax responsibilities
- confirming the forms you need/completing Inheritance Tax forms
Call: 0300 123 1072 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm)
Getting Legal Help
While independent advice agencies can help with Social Security benefit forms, you may need the help of a solicitor to complete Inheritance Tax forms. You can check here if you need one.