Administration of Estates

Access information here on what's involved in the administration of a deceased's estate.

Administration of deceased's estate

After the loss of a loved one, there are many tasks that require attention and important decisions may have to be made with regard to the deceased’s property and personal belongings - for instance, should the house be sold?

When a person dies, everything he/she owned except assets where ownership ceases on death or passes automatically is referred to as the deceased’s “estate”.

It is essential to identify from the outset any legal issues which may need to be dealt with. These are not always obvious and can result in a personal representative being held personally liable. Your solicitor will advise you on the steps to be taken and will be in a position to deal with any underlying complexities.

The Law Society have prepared an 'Administration of Estates' leaflet to explain in broad terms what is involved and why it may be important to seek timely professional advice and assistance.