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Provided you know the date of death you can obtain a copy of the grant of probate/ letters of administration if there is no Will from the Probate Registry at a cost of £9.25. If the death is recent you can ask for a standing search cost circa £10.00 which covers the next 6 months.
Under no circumstances part with any money to anyone claiming to represent the estate in return for a promised legacy.
These scams are common, no genuine executor/administrator will require any money to release funds to a beneficiary.