Secure properties and valuables

Immediately after someone dies it is important to secure their home, money and valuables.

You should do all of the following:

  • lock their house
  • store their car in a safe place
  • arrange for their bank account to be frozen, unless it is a joint account
  • store jewellery or other valuables in a safe place
  • check insurances are in place for the home, vehicles and contents.

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Last updated: 16 August 2018