Well, the daughter died while she was temporarily living outside of the UK but she had no real estate, just a small amount in savings and some personal property.
How would the parties that she owed money to know whether there is any money in the estate to pay those debts? Can the parties owed money request the letters of administration and would they show the value of the estate and where the assets went?
What if part of her debts were incurred overseas? Would the parents be obligated to pay them under UK law even if there was enough money in the estate to pay them?
Please just clarify these points. If the deceased left behind debts, the inheritors would be accountable to pay the debts only to the point that there are funds in the estate available to pay those debts. Beyond that, there is no further obligation.
But what would happen if the parents did not want to get involved? That is, if they did not want to bother with the letters of administration?
Thanks for your help. There is one more thing I would like to know about this. Is there a way a creditor, or for that matter, anyone, can determine if somone has inherited the estate? And if so, obtain the letters of administration from the UK gov and see just what is what?
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