Is there any (logical) reason why:
- when submitting a paper application for probate we are required to send a death certificate for the testator, but not for online applications; and
- when submitting an online application for probate we are required to send a death certificate for pre-deceased executors, but not for paper applications?
The requirement to produce a death certificate for pre-deceased executors is likely to cause problems (and delays if you didn’t know about it, which I didn’t), because it is not uncommon for the family or other executors to simply know that someone has died, but have no further details, particularly if the Will is old. But quite apart from that, the lack of consistency in the system is very likely to lead to errors and (therefore) further problems and delays.