Dealing with a loved one’s estate can be challenging, especially if you need to obtain a grant of representation. To assist those with questions in relation to a grant of representation, and whether it is necessary to obtain such a grant, I have outlined some questions that I am often approached with.
A grant of representation is a document which is provided by the court confirming the authority of an individual to administer and deal with a deceased person’s estate.
The type of grant to be applied for will depend on the circumstances. Generally, there are three types of grants:
There are many circumstances where it will be necessary for a person (whether the executor or other authorised person) to apply to the court for a grant of representation. Some examples of situations where a grant of representation is necessary include:
Generally, you will be notified by the relevant institutions that a grant is necessary.
If you have any questions or you are unsure whether you are eligible to apply for the grant, please do not hesitate to contact me.