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Hi again, my friend died recently without making a will. I

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Hi again, my friend died recently without making a will. I beleive her still has a morgage on his house. He was never married bu has five adult children,fist child ren his long time common law wife, 4th and fifth children with different relationship. His 2nd son is the one currently dealing with his affairs. He is fearful that the house will be reposed, morgage and utility bills will have to be paid + recent funeral bills. Not sure if his father has any life insurance. Questions are:
can the house be reposed, is it acceptable for them to sell his car and move out the content in his house. Also would they be able to rent out the house to make sure it is not broken into as it is currently un-occupied.Can only visit the house at the weekends. How would he be able to pay the bills. The accounts are not joint.Await your urgent reply. Once again many thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  Stuart J replied 1 year ago.

Who lives in the house?

Value?

Mortgage?

Rented?

How much £ has he left in assets and savings and house?

I am offline shortly till later

Customer: replied 1 year ago.


no one currently lives in the house. He lived alone


 


House is probably around 90 - 100 K £


 


He only died 3wks ago


 


House not rented, but would be 4 - 500£ to rent.


 


He has a car which is probably worth about £1500.00


 


son unsure what other assets he has ( amount ,if any savings/shares)

Expert:  Stuart J replied 1 year ago.

His assets are split equally then between all children.

Do they all want the house rented?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.


None of the children wants the house as they live in other parts of the country.


 


the children are fearful the house could be reposed if the morgage is not paid.


They do not know if the house had insurance attatched to the loan. They are still looking to find out who the lenders are.


 


will his estate have to go to probate as there is no will. How long could this take?


There are also outstanding utilitie bills. What should they do?


 


Is it advisabsle to get a solicitor?

Expert:  Stuart J replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.


I am trying to keep a low profile with the family affairs, but 2nd child who has had to take on the resposibility is at his wits end in what he has to do and has requested my support. I am merely here in a supportive capacity. Their mother has also asked me to give as much support as posible as she is disabled and not able to do so.


Will pass on some of the information.

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