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Mark Rimmell

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[Sep. 17th, 2007|12:14 pm]
Mark Rimmell
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So here's the situation.

Uncle died on the 9th

Takes a week to get the death certificate.

His pension payments will stop (have to be paid back) from the 9th onwards.

Meanwhile his flat needs to be cleared or what little money that remains in his back account will be drained away by rent to the council.

I can't get a solicitor (our old family one has retired and my Rottweiler (the one I set on people) doesn't do Wills or probate (probably doesn't pay enough) , I need a solicitor to tell me if it's OK to clear the flat. Does the content need to be valued? Pretty much worthless in fact it will cost at least to get it cleared.

I only have one day to get it cleared this week, and that's tomorrow. I want to be posting the keys to the council by the end of the week.
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[User Picture]From: demonmoonglow
2007-09-17 11:45 am (UTC)
See my previous comment re probate. You need to ring his bank and inform them of his death. The funds will then be frozen until probate same with council. There's no need to worry about flat contents as normal household goods are not valued for probate unless they're antiques! We cleared my parent's flat the day after she died. Probate will be easy for you as your uncle has so little. Did he leave a will? You will need one to get probate and, presumably, you have registered the death. You may need a couple of copies of registration.
Hope you don't mind my adding this just that have been through this myself so thought I would share with you.
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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2007-09-17 12:01 pm (UTC)
LOL yeah given up trying to call the bank. On hold then they say they will put me through and I get cut off.
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[User Picture]From: demonmoonglow
2007-09-17 12:05 pm (UTC)
Oh for God's sake! It's monday morning. You have all my sympathy - it's a bloody nightmare
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[User Picture]From: sallypointzero
2007-09-17 11:49 am (UTC)
So wish I could help you out...its frustrating just READING what a desperately cockeyed situation you're in
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-09-18 04:15 pm (UTC)

Condolences

Mark

Am so sorry regarding your uncle, can only say we are now at that age unfortunately where those we love pass on. It still sucks a biggy I know.

Grant
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