What to do if someone dies

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: 21 May 2015

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