I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe.
I have been instructed in the administration of the estates of H&W. H died in around 2015 in Iran. W died in 2019 in Iran. H&W had a property in London, held as tenants in common. They each passed their share of the flat to their son S.
Nobody dealt with H’s estate when he died. We have a picture of his grave, and a newspaper article about his death. We do not have, and cannot seem to get hold of a death certificate for him. We have a scanned copy of W’s death certificate, but no original.
We think we need to get a grant for both Wills (of which we only have a copy as the original has been lost - though it is not believed to have been destroyed) to submit the same to the Land Registry to pass their respective shares of the property to S. I am a bit stumped though. I cannot apply for leave to swear death as insufficient time has elapsed, but I have no official paperwork to confirm they are dead? The new PA1P requires a death certificate to be supplied. I don’t think I will have time to get S to complete the papers using a statement of truth, as he’s a medic and a bit busy at the moment concentrating on other things.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Mayo Wynne Baxter