There is a house
so whoever takes control must get probate for it to be dealt with.
the funeral is responsible for paying it out of the assets. If there is no cash
and only the house, better explain that to the undertaker as he will have to
wait for his cash.
If he is not
willing to do so, contact the local authority who will fund the funeral but will
want repaying from the proceeds of the house.
There will be
some documents relating to the mortgage in the house somewhere or, you can get
the land registry title deeds for just 3 pounds here https://eservices.landregistry.gov.uk/www/wps/portal/!ut/p/b1/04_SjzS0tDQwMTIxMjLXj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfGjzOKNjSxMDA1NjDwsjM3MDTxN3dyNDUNMjQ1MjPWDU_P0c6McFQH3SLFU/
in section C, the
charges register, it will tell you what charges and mortgages are on the
property and who has the benefit of them. The administrators can then contact
to those lenders directly to find out how much is owed. Send a copy of the
death certificate and explain the situation.
The lender will
be sympathetic whilst the property is on the market to be sold what interest
will continue to accrue.
If none of the
children want the house, it must be sold and the proceeds divided between them.
As there is
nothing in this for you, I would be inclined to let the children deal with this
between themselves because if you do take control and something goes wrong, you
will get the blame and you could be at financial risk.
About as far as I
would go is to simply refer the matter to a solicitor and give the solicitor
the children's names and addresses.
period for which it is possible to rent a property is six months and that
cannot be done without the lender's consent. They are most unlikely to consent
in the circumstances.
Does that answer
the question. Can I assist any further?
I am happy to
follow up any individual point you make
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