Dealing with property
How do I deal with property when a loved one dies?
If you have been made the executor or administrator of a lost loved one’s estate, you’re responsible for distributing it among the people who are entitled to it.
This may involve:
- Paying debts and taxes (before you distribute the estate)
- Selling assets
- Investing money
- Dealing with the sale of a house or a flat
An estate refers to everything that is owned by someone who has died. This may be made up of:
- Personal possessions (vehicles, furniture, jewellery or objects from their home)
- Property (houses, flats or other buildings)
- Money (including cash, money being kept in a bank or building society account and money that is owed to the deceased person)
Dealing with property after death can be complicated as it’s easy for someone inexperienced to take unauthorised action without realising the legal implications. It’s important that you seek the help of a legal professional due to the restrictions on the way in which money can be invested or dealt with.
How can Morecrofts help me with dealing with property?
There are many circumstances that may complicate distributing the deceased’s estate.
Morecrofts’ expert team can help to make dealing with property after someone’s death as straightforward as possible, no matter the situation. With skilled professionals in family and property law, we can educate, advise and guide you through the process.
We understand how upsetting it is to lose a loved one and our team are here to take as much stress off you as possible, dealing with the complex legal procedures involved during this difficult time.
Contact our solicitors
At Morecrofts, our experienced team of solicitors are here to answer any questions you have about dealing with property. If you would like to discuss your situation with one of our solicitors, call us on 0151 236 8871, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our contact form.