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Do you have the exact date and/or place of death
What do you know of your father's personal financial circumstances?
When were you last in touch with him?
The first thing to do is to get a copy of his death certificate which you can apply for online from the GOV .UK website.Put" copy death certificate " in your search engine and ignore the adverts
Armed with the information you then need to apply for any grant of Probate/. representation from the GOV/UK site . Put "applying for probate" in your search engine .
A grant is necessary where the estate is reasonably substantial or there is a property involved. Attached to the Grant will be a copy of any Will made so you can see what it says.
If he failed to make a Will then you would have been entitled to half the estate and the Grant will be a Grant of Letters of Administration.
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