You can now place a deceased estates notice online with The Gazette. The new online form simplifies the notice placement process, making it quick and easy to use. Once you have obtained either a grant of probate, letter of administration or death certificate, you can place your notice online.
The purpose of publishing a deceased estates notice is to ensure that sufficient effort has been made to locate creditors prior to distributing the estate to beneficiaries, and protects you from being liable from any unidentified creditors. Should a notice not be placed and a creditor subsequently comes forward after the estate has been distributed, then you may have some personal liability for an unidentified debt.
As the UK's official public record, your notice will be easily accessible online.
Registration is simple, and takes only a few minutes. Once registered, you can manage your account online, place a notice and make payment by credit or debit card.
Placing a deceased estates notice online with The Gazette gives you the option of a PO Box forwarding service, if you don’t want your address to be made public. And if you need assistance at any time, The Gazette’s customer service team are available from 8am to 6pm weekdays, via telephone, email or live web chat.
Janine Eves, Business and Operations Director at The Gazette, said: “Managing a deceased estate entails carrying out numerous administrative duties at what is often a difficult time. The Gazette provides a simple, cost-effective way of gaining peace of mind through placing a deceased estates notice online.”
See also: The benefits of placing a deceased estates notice (video)