D was one of 4 siblings, but not close. He had no children and was not married. He had a partner, P, and they “sort of” lived together.
P pursued a legal claim on behalf of the estate and got some small damages.
P is aware that she’s probably not entitled to that estate. However D’s sister S has said she’s happy for P to have it. S doesn’t really want anything to do with the estate.
D’s brothers B1 and B2 don’t respond to any correspondence.
P would now like to deal with the funds for the estate.
S may well be happy to do a deed of variation or assignment of her interest in the estate.
P would then have an interest in the estate.
Can P, once she has a beneficial interest in the estate simply apply for a grant of letters of administration as a person beneficially entitled?
I know she’d have to clear off B1 and B2, can she do this by sending them notices? I am not sure we’d get renunciations out of them.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Mayo Wynne Baxter