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Does a Solicitor have to notify the government of anyone inheriting

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Does a Solicitor have to notify the government of anyone inheriting approx £70,000 some of the family are inheriting are on benefits and others are working.
Hi, thanks for your question. No, this is not the solicitor's responsibility. Legally it is the recipient's responsibility to inform the relevant benefit agencies of a change of circumstances which will include inheritance.Please provide a positive rating if you found this information helpful. I will not be credited with answering this question without a positive rating. Thank you
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