Letter of Administration are granted where:
- the deceased died Intestate, i.e. without leaving a valid Will or:
- where the Executors named in the Will are no longer alive or cannot act.
Where there is a Will but Executors have not been granted or have died, then the grant is called Letters of Administration with Will annexed.
The grant is made by the Probate Registry.
Where the deceased died intestate the appropriate people to whom Letters of Administration can be granted is dictated by the strict Laws of Intestacy where a strict order of persons must be followed. If someone does not wish to act as an Administrator then they can renounce their right by completing a Deed of Renunciation and make way for the next person down the line to apply.