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    • helpkitty
    • By helpkitty 8th Feb 18, 10:42 PM
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    Relative found deceased by repossessors
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    • 8th Feb 18, 10:42 PM
    Relative found deceased by repossessors 8th Feb 18 at 10:42 PM
    Not sure where to start on this one so here goes and any advice greatly appreciated!

    A relative was discovered deceased by high court enforcement people who were there to repossess their house.

    No one was aware of any such order (apart from the deceased more than likely) they have then contacted the police and a funeral place has taken him to the hospital.

    The bailiffs have then changed the locks on the property.

    We have no idea if a will exists and they had no spouse or adult children.

    The police contacted and said the keys were with the estate agent who when we spoke to them said we had to speak to the bailiffs to gain access.

    the bailiffs have stated that we need to apply for a grant of probate and only with this will be able to retrieve personal items and paperwork from the house.

    Is this correct? it is possible that this is an insolvent estate and as we do not know if there is a will or not therefore there hasnt been an executor appointed so how can anyone apply for anything when we dont know anything?

    also who would even be executor? a parent or a sibling?
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    • helpkitty
    • By helpkitty 13th Feb 18, 11:03 AM
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    Sorry for the delay in replying.

    Yes the child resides with the remaining parent and this was not their home.

    As far as we are aware there has been no order to seize goods, they just happen to be in the property they have secured.

    We have requested an accompanied visit but have not had a response yet.

    Thanks for everyones replies, most appreciated!
    • Sea Shell
    • By Sea Shell 14th Feb 18, 6:44 AM
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    Sea Shell
    Paperwork aside...Surely someone should be able to access the property even if its to empty the bins and clear out the fridge/freezer. That sort of stuff shouldn't have to wait weeks to sort out.
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