Dealing with the financial matters of the deceased is difficult, but essential. Some elements will be more pressing than others, delays can lead to unnecessary complications and costs. Hopefully the deceased has made a will appointing one or more executors.
In most circumstances it is advisable for you to consult a solicitor both to relieve you of many worries and take control of wills, problems of intestacy, outstanding debts, grants and letters of administration. A solicitor could save you a great deal of unnecessary trouble. If it is known that a will has be made, it is important that the contents be ascertained as soon as possible after death as it may contain instructions regarding the funeral arrangement or the deceased last wishes.
For further information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/wills-probate-inheritance