When someone dies you need to register their death with a local registrar within five days. The registrar will then issue you with the forms you need to organise the funeral. You will also need these forms to sort out the deceased’s estate.
With most of the UK in lockdown registering a death can be difficult. You cannot register the death in person, instead councils are offering telephone appointments. This has caused delays. Similarly, once you have the paperwork, you will need to contact the deceased’s bank or building society many of which have reduced staff and some banks have closed local branches all together. Again, this will cause delays and if you are relying on this money to pay for funeral expenses, this can create further worry and heartache.
How we can help
As solicitors who deal with estate administration, we can register a death and help you organise a funeral for your loved one.
If we are handling the estate administration, we can settle funeral accounts and other liabilities from the deceased’s assets as and when they come in leaving you free to plan the day, not how you’ll pay.
We notify all the relevant organisations such as pension providers, banks, building societies, and energy companies. We then collect in any monies due and pay out any monies owed.
Online funeral attendance
The government is restricting the number of people who are allowed to attend a funeral, we can therefore arrange online access to the funeral to allow those who cannot physically attend to say goodbye from a safe distance.
If you need help registering a death, please don’t struggle, call us a for a no obligation quote on 01704 532 890 or 0151 926 6544 or make a free enquiry.