Registering a death
You are legally required to register a death. A death should normally be registered within five days unless the coroner is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death. You need to register a death to obtain documents for the funeral director and for dealing with the deceased’s estate. For further information please visit our register a death page.
If you are having any difficulty in dealing with the deceased’s property, possessions or guardianship of their children, get advice from a solicitor or contact the Citizens Advice Bureau a soon as possible. For contact details of the local branch and the national website visit our organisations that can help page.