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As a personal representative (Executor or Administrator), you have many responsibilities, one such being handling any claims that are made against the deceased’s estate. .
Business Property Relief (BPR) is a relief which can be claimed in respect of inheritance tax and reduces the value of the deceased’s taxable estate by the amount attached to the relevant business property. .
This relief, called the Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB), is an extra amount that can pass on death without any Inheritance Tax (IHT) being payable. .
When administering an estate, a personal representative is responsible for collecting all assets in, paying all debts / liabilities and then distributing the estate, either in accordance with a will, or the rules of intestacy. .
Disputes & Litigation, Probate, Wills
Creating and keeping a will up-to-date may not be on the top of people’s priorities but having an effective will in place is a crucial step towards securing the future for your loved ones. .
An executor has a legal duty to ensure that an individual’s inheritance is paid to the right person.
Sometimes referred to by lawyers as donatio mortis causa, deathbed gifts are gifts which are given by a person who believes they are facing imminent death, and which are only fully operational when they die. .
A trustee, put simply, is appointed by a person or organisation, to look after an asset or assets on behalf of a beneficiary or beneficiaries. .
Disputes & Litigation, Probate
Do you know a personal representative not fulfilling their duty? Well, legislation allows the removal of a personal representative before and/or after a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration has been issued. .
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