In all applications for a limited grant it is important to
Protective action, e.g. a land charge (
IHTM38121), is necessary to ensure that
the interests of the Exchequer are not prejudiced by any post death
disputes arising in the administration. For example an application
for Letters of Administration pendente lite would suggest costly
post-death litigation that could significantly reduce the assets of
the estate before a full grant issues. We need to ensure that all
taxes are paid or secured before they are otherwise wasted in costs
to the detriment of the Exchequer.
Finally, if the need for a limited grant of administration has been accepted by the Registrar/Court we should do all that we can to help the applicant(s) satisfy their statutory duty to complete an accurate account. To do otherwise may have serious consequences for the estate and the ultimate beneficiaries.