Grant of Letters of Administration is used to prove the right to administer an estate when there is not a will, or when the will did not appoint an executor.
A Grant of Letters of Administration are one of the things that you do after someone dies. Letters of Administration is a court document that proves the people who are dealing with the deceased estate have the right to do so. Letters of Adminstration allow banks, financial companies or the Land Registry to know that they’re dealing with the right person.
Usually when someone dies they tend to apply for Grant of Probate. However, when the person that has died doesn't have a legal will, or hasn't appointed an executor (called dying intestate) you need to apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration instead.
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