Things you Need to Know About Applying for Probate – Post Covid 19 – Series 5

Continuing with our series about things we think you need to know about applying for Probate, and perhaps some of the practical tips that should be considered.

Lasting Powers of Attorney

We are often told by families that somebody has a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), and that they can administer the estate because they have a lasting power of attorney.

This is not so, an LPA only remains valid during the person’s lifetime.

Once the person has passed, the LPA terminates.

If an LPA has been obtained for the deceased during their lifetime, you will also need to inform The Office of The Public Guardians of the death.

You will find that if you have an LPA, there is no ongoing acceptance of your previous trusted position, and you will have to establish your identity from the start (see previous articles).

You will find that there are complications, bought about by the data protection act rules.

We offer a service where, we will draft and provide the appropriate paperwork, for the application for the Grant of Representation to be made.

Please do not hesitate to contact to us if you have any queries on this matter.