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Where a British person, who has permanently moved abroad, but retains some property or assets in this country dies, or if a foreigner who owned property and assets in this country dies, then if that country is one of those covered by the Colonial Probate Act (essentially current and former commonwealth countries), it is possible to apply for the foreign Grant to be recognised or 'resealed' by the English Court. This is usually more straight forward than applying for a new Grant of Probate of Let
For other countries including European Union countries it may be necessary to obtain an English Grant in order to release assets held in England. There are often a number of options for people with assets in different jurisdictions which can make the administration of an estate more straight forward and these can be considered when writing a Will for such people.
At Bell & Buxton we have experience in dealing with various international matters from planning; to administering the estate including obtaining foreign Grants or Resealing Grants in England. If you are dealing with an estate with any foreign element or have assets in different jurisdictions, please contact us and we can advise and assist further.
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