Our Funeral Services
Traditional Burials or Cremation
Natural 'Greener' Funerals
Assist with Choosing a Coffin or Casket
Dedicated Chapel of Rest
Provide Hearse and Funeral Cars
Organise Floral tributes and Donations
Order of Service and Music
Memorials and Cremation Caskets
Who Should be Informed
When a person dies there are many things that need to be done, and often at a time of great personal distress. It can be difficult enough dealing with bereavement without having to deal with the deceased's property, possessions and personal matters. You will also need to ascertain if there is a will, and who is the appointed executer for the estate and probate. Allwood Funeral Directors would recommend you contact your solicitor for advice on these matters.
A helping hand as to who to inform when someone has died
As well as informing relatives and friends about the death, on a more practical side you will have to inform the bank and or building society inform insurance companies and many other people such as pension scheme provider, mortgage provider, utility companies and GP, right down to the local newsagents. If required. Allwood Funeral Directors will where ever possible give advice and guidance on what to do, who to inform and when, below is a list of some of the people to inform, a PDF document is attached for you to download with a more detailed list.
Some Possible Priorities
School, College or University
Bank and or Building Society
Landlord or Lease Arrangements
Inform the tax office.
Child Benefit Office (at the latest within eight weeks)
Local authority, Council Tax, parking permit, Blue Badge (disabled parking).
Social services help, if the deceased attended day care, home help or similar
DVLA, return driving licence, car tax, car registration or change ownership
Passport Office, to return and cancel a passport
Power of Attorney and Lasting power of Attorney
If the person who has died had a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) or Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) and you were the attorney, send the original LPA or EPA and a death certificate to the Office of the Public Guardian.
If any of the above gives you cause for concern or raises any questions please do not hesitate to pick up the phone and call Allwood Funeral Directors, we are only too pleased to help.