May 3

Guidance of Will and Probate Solicitors Regarding Registering a Death

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Guidance of Will and Probate Solicitors Regarding Registering a Death

Registering the death of a loved one can be a very difficult task. Regardless of which you have only five days to it. The text below contains important details of what you will need to do as recommended by will and probate solicitors.

 

Where do I Register and How Long Do I have?

You will have to go to the registrar office to register the death. The whole process may take up to 30 minutes. However, it is recommended that you approach the office near the area where the person died; otherwise it may take longer to get the complete set of documents. You have only five days after the death to do this.

Can Anyone Register the death?

According to will and probate solicitors, the eligibility of the person for registering someone’s death depends on the place of death. If the person died at their home then the following are eligible for registering the death:-

  • A relative who was present at the death.
  • The person who discovered the body.
  • The person is held accountable for the body.
  • The person responsible for making funeral arrangements.

On the other hand, if the person died in a hospital then the following may register the death:-

  • A relative who was present at the death.
  • The occupant at the hospital.
  • A hospital official.
  • Or the person making arrangement for funeral.

For more information, you are welcome to get in touch with the Will and Probate Solicitors at Walker Wise Solicitors on 01254 300 966 or email enquiries@walkerwise.co.uk