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My elderly father has recently passed away. He had NO savings,

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My elderly father has recently passed away. He had NO savings, life insurance policies or investments, he has NO assets whatsoever, he lived in a rented OAP bungalow.
On his death his current bank account showed he was in credit by £154.87.
He has numerous outstanding debts which include electric and Gas, telephone accounts plus a number of credit cards, and long outstanding loan account which he has been paying off at a pound a month.
Obviously I have had to pay his funeral costs from my own funds, but I cannot afford to pay off his outstanding debts what will happen to these.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 3 years ago.
Hello and thanks for using Just Answer.
My name is ***** ***** am happy to assist you with your enquiry.
Your Father has left an insolvent Estate, so you are not personally responsible for paying any of his debts.
You should therefore write to the utility providers explaining he has left an insolvent Estate (you can tell them that all he left was £154 which was used to contribute towards his funeral costs) and that the outstanding monies can not be paid. They will then write off these debts.
I hope this assists and answers your question.
Kind Regards
AL
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