Step by step checklist

This is a simple step by step checklist which you may find useful as a reminder of what needs to be done after someone has died. Some of the arrangements will need to be done by the executor or administrator of the estate and others can be done by family or friends.

Please remember that this information is just a guide, and not all of the details will apply in every case. Please call us to discuss your individual circumstances, to find any telephone numbers you need or if you have any questions.

To help you when filling out forms and writing letters, it may be useful to make a list of some of important reference numbers and information, such as the deceased's date and place of birth and marriage, National Insurance number and tax reference numbers.

Click the links below for information on registering the death and arranging the funeral, who you need to inform and dealing with the estate.

You can also download a copy of the checklist here to help you keep track of your progress.