What is a Grant of Representation ? The Grant of Representation is a court-issued document , which proves the executors’ entitlement to deal with the administration of the deceased estate. This could be by way of :-
A Grant of Probate
Letters of Administration or a Certificate of Confirmation (Scotland).
Grants of representation issued by a Commonwealth country must be resealed by our High Court of Justice.
In our opinion it is essential to ensure that you consider doing the following:-
Set up a new bank account (Mr or Mrs Deceased) and transfer all existing accounts into this and an monies you receive before distribution, so you have a complete audit trail.
Do keep the beneficiaries informed of your progress.
Never accept a verbal confirmation of anything – always obtain or draft a letter to confirm what was agreed and why.
Keep your records in good order.