In a nutshell, nobody can be compelled to pay for a relative’s funeral if the relative didn’t leave enough money to bury them. In that case, the local authority will pay for the most basic cremation.
Don’t instruct the undertaker to do anything otherwise you will become responsible for the bills. Tell the undertaker what the situation is and they will guide you towards the relevant department at the local authority that will provide assistance with the cost.
With regard to debts in general, if he has no money, his debts die with him.
When you have the death certificate simply send a copy to anybody who writes asking for money saying that he lived in rented accommodation, he was on benefits he’s got no money and therefore please write off any outstanding balance and close the account.
99% of people will simply accept that. Deal with the other 1% on an individual basis but eventually they will get fed up of writing.
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