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My aunt recently died and named me as a beneficiary in her

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My aunt recently died and named me as a beneficiary in her will. she has left her house to me.
However, she has called me by the wrong surname. My name is***** has referred to me as Gill***** *****dley. She often referred to me as 'Handley'. I have no idea why.
She made reference to my residence : 1 Bentley Close Rogerstone, NP10 0AJ, which is where I live and have lived for 15 years. Her will was made in 2009.
What can I do to correct the for?
The will has gone through probate.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  JGM replied 11 months ago.

When it comes to registering your title, the lawyer could do it by designing you as Gillian Chapman, otherwise Gill***** *****dley. An affidavit by you explaining your aunt's name for you could be put in as supporting evidence.

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Expert:  Clare replied 11 months ago.

My name is ***** ***** I have been a solicitor for more than 30 years.

There is no requirement for an affidavit at all and the Land Registry will not hav eto be involved at all

The only person who needs evidence that you are the person in question is the Executor and his her or their lawyer.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The Will states that the house was left to me. There is a charge on the property in favour of the local council in respect of care home fees.
The executor has told me that I cannot go in the house,that at she will sell it, even though it needs some work, and that I am entitled to the proceeds only. I had thought to pay off the charge and either live in the house or rent it out but she says I have no choice in the matter. Is she exceeding her authority?
Thank you.
Expert:  Clare replied 11 months ago.

Yes she is exceeding her authority - the house is yours and if you can pay the charge then that is your decision