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Can I wind up estate myself in Scotland?

We have been noticing more people trying to wind up estates themselves – particularly where it seems that the deceased had only bank accounts.  

But if the deceased had a house or other assets these may need to be included in confirmation – the executor must check whether or not there needs to be any legal intervention in terms of the title.

For instance, we have seen occasions where the executor has tried to sell the house, only to find that they have no title to do so.

If the house is not properly included in confirmation this may end up costing the estate more, since it might be necessary to submit additional confirmation

Failure to consider all of the deceased’s assets may well result in a costly mistake, potentially involving substantial legal fees that could have been saved had the correct legal advice from an executry Solicitor been sought in the first instance.

Contact our Executry Lawyers in Clarkston today

To speak to one of our executry lawyers contact Claphams Solicitors today by calling 0141 280 7686 or completing the online contact form.

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