Other responsibilities

Wills, probate and inheritance

When someone dies, you’ll need to get the legal right to deal with their property, money and possessions (their ‘estate’).

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Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax is a tax on the estate (the property, money and possessions) of someone who’s died.

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Tax on a private pension you inherit

You may have to pay tax on payments you get from someone else’s pension pot after they die.

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Tax on property, money and shares you inherit

You don’t usually pay tax on anything you inherit at the time you inherit it.

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Update property records when someone dies

How you update the property records when someone dies depends on whether they were the joint or sole owner of a property.

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Funeral Arrangements

The funeral can usually only take place after the death is registered. Most people use a funeral director, though you can arrange a funeral yourself.

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Find us

Southwark Carers
3rd Floor, Walworth Methodist Church,
54 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0EN
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Contact us

020 7708 4497

Find us

Nearest tube – Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).

Nearest Railway Station – Elephant & Castle

Buses from Elephant and Castle – ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45