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Frequently asked questions

8. Can I make my own claim?

Yes you can. You will need to prove your entitlement to the estate, purchase all necessary certificates and submit your claim. You will be responsible for tracing, contacting, proving and paying out every entitled relative on both sides of the deceased’s family, however distant, producing estate accounts, completing tax forms and drawing up a complete family tree. If the estate proves to be of low value or insolvent then you could end up losing money as well as taking on a legal responsibility. If we make the claim for you then all those costs and legal responsibilities become ours and you will not incur any costs other than your stated rate of commission.  

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