A Grant of Letters of Administration is a legal document that the Court will issue when you or someone you authorise apply to be appointed by Court to manage the Estate of a deceased person (your father). Please call us for a free consult on what are the requirements and who are entitled to file for Grant of Letters of Administration.
Letters of Administration
Have you been struggling with the property issues and transfer of financial legacy after someone in your family as passed away? If such a scenario exists, then you need a letter of probate and administration to deal with the issue.
When exactly would you require the letter of probate and administration?
These are two different letters, which work in different situations. Letter of probate and administration works when you need to handle the property matters and legal heir-ship of a deceased family member.
Here is the difference between these two letters:
1. Letter of Probate:
In the letter of probate, you need the Will or Testament from the deceased; if you have one, the court will issue you a letter of probate.
2. Grant of Letters of administration:
If the deceased has left no will, then the court issues the letter of administration.
In both cases, the court will verify your relationship with deceased, and your authorization to claim the letter of probate and administration. Once done, you’ll get the relevant letters.
Why do you need them?
The letter of probate and administration is an essential part of the legal setting that shows the heir of the property and assets. Selling of these assets or division among the heirs would require this document.
Can I work without this document?
No. It is highly likely that you would require these documents especially if the deceased held a HDB flat under his/her sole name. It is recommended to get these letters as soon as possible, so you won’t have to face any legal issues in the future.
If you need further information about the letter if probate and administration or want us to handle the grant of letters of administration, then get in touch with us and we’ll help you in all possible ways. Email us with your query or fill the contact form now.
My father passed away and I am told by HDB that I need a Grant of Letters of Administration. What is that?
My brother left a Last Will and Testament and I am the executor appointed under the will. What should I do?
It might be a difficult time to consider all these administrative matters but we are here to help you if you need us. You will have to approach a lawyer and seek advice on the Will first. There are some documents in addition to the Last Will and Testament that you need to produce before the application can be filed.
What is the difference between Grant of Letters of Administration and Letters of Probate?
Both are authorisation issued by the Family Justice Courts. For Letters of Probate there must be a Last Will and Testament and for Letters of Administration there is no Will left by the deceased.
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