DIY probate after professional executor has renounced
in Deaths, funerals & probate
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As our mother’s estate is uncomplicated and we’ve already done most of the notification of organisations ourselves, the professional executor named in the will has agreed to renounce. My brother and I have the will, and the letter of renunciation. As far as we can tell we now have to apply for probate as administrators using a paper form and cannot use the online form. However I have also seen in various places online mention of us being able to become executors, but we can’t work out how to do that. Please could anyone advise?
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Only named executors apply for probate.
(In practice it's the same)
Give up your right to apply
Fill in form PA15 to give up your right to apply permanently. This is known as ‘renunciation’.
Appoint someone to apply on your behalf
You can appoint someone to apply for you if either:
Fill in form PA11 to appoint someone to apply for you.
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