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Renunciation of administration

When someone dies without a Will, his/her estate needs to be administered (that is the process of paying any debts, collecting assets and distributing them to those who are legally entitled). To administer the estate, those who are entitled must apply for 'letters of administration'. If you are entitled to make such an application, but you do not wish to be involved in the administration of the estate, you can use this document to renounce this right. Note that by renouncing your right to a grant, you will NOT affect any entitlement you may have to benefit from the estate; you are merely declining to become involved in the administration. Please note that this document can only be used in England & Wales or Northern Ireland.
Compatible region(s): England & Wales Northern Ireland

Renunciation of administration

When someone dies without a Will, his/her estate needs to be administered (that is the process of paying any debts, collecting assets and distributing them to those who are legally entitled). To administer the estate, those who are entitled must apply for 'letters of administration'. If you are entitled to make such an application, but you do not wish to be involved in the administration of the estate, you can use this document to renounce this right. Note that by renouncing your right to a grant, you will NOT affect any entitlement you may have to benefit from the estate; you are merely declining to become involved in the administration. Please note that this document can only be used in England & Wales or Northern Ireland.

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Renunciation of administration (Guidance Notes)