Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
What assets were held in his sole name?
They were all in his SOLE name?
Then you will need to obtain Probate which will include completing the necessary Tax forms.
You may also wish to have some advice on the best options so far as future Inheritance Tax and/or Care Home costs are concerned
You can certainly deal with the Probate yourself if you feel confident with forms - all you need to do is contact the local Probate Office.
Once you have dealt with that you and your mother should then seek face to face advice from a local Solicitor so that you can ensure that
the future is secure
Please ask if you need further details