Change of executor

I’m after some advice which I couldn’t see on the article.

How do you change executor? I’m aware there is a PA15 Renuciation form on the gov website, and my Aunt (who has terminal cancer and lives in a different country) has signed this form for myself and my siblings. But where am I supposed to send this to? And do you have to have a solicitor to change the executor of my recently deceased mother.

Any advise would be amazing 

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  • Flugelhorn
    Flugelhorn Posts: 5,427
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    edited 29 December 2023 at 12:36PM
    Who was down to be Exec? was it just aunt? - presume if recent you haven't got probate yet...

    I think you can get her to sign the form then apply for "letters of administration with will annexed" - you or whichever siblings want to do it can then be the administrators of the estate 

    PS see page 12 here, it tells you what to do with the PA15 https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/627e68b2e90e0721b01ea530/PA1P_0422_citizen_save.pdf
  • TW1234
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    You do not "need" a solicitor to do this, if you are intending to undertake the probate process yourself.
    Presumably your aunt was shown as an executor in mother's will; Was she the sole executor or were others appointed as well? If there were, then the others can proceed, but if no other person has been appointed, then somebody with an interest in the will (eg a beneficiary) can undertake the process.
    The procedure is explained on line with the probate application process.
    Come back if you require any further help.
  • Agree with advice given.

    The PA15 is sent with the application for probate/letters of administration. Either by yourselves as executors or by the solicitor that you appoint on your behalf.


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  • Thank you very much for all of your advice. So I understand now that I will need to send the PA15 along with the probate form and copy of her Will. 

    Yes unfortunately it was only my Aunt who was made exec, and it is not appropriate for her to do this right now as she is unwell.  My mothers Will was very old, she made it  when myself and my brothers were very young. Unfortunately my mother did not update her Will, as she passed away very unexpectedly. 

    A lesson learnt to us all - update your Will! 

    Thanks again 
    Aisling 
  • Flugelhorn
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    Aislingkn said:
    Thank you very much for all of your advice. So I understand now that I will need to send the PA15 along with the probate form and copy of her Will. 

    Yes unfortunately it was only my Aunt who was made exec, and it is not appropriate for her to do this right now as she is unwell.  My mothers Will was very old, she made it  when myself and my brothers were very young. Unfortunately my mother did not update her Will, as she passed away very unexpectedly. 

    A lesson learnt to us all - update your Will! 

    Thanks again 
    Aisling 
    hope you get it all sorted out - not an unusual state of affairs when the original exec is no longer available or up to the job, in the end there will be no problem and you'll have to correct bit of paper 
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