Hi, I have been in touch with him now for 4 weeks, since just before my father passed away.
I personally don't think he can. He is happy for me to deal with everything, so he says. So far I have completed the probate application form and the relevant tax form. As I understand it he will be sent a form to sign to reserve his right to apply for probate at a later date. There is the beginning of the problem though, if there are concerns over his capacity, can he sign that form?