What if there is no will?
Applicable to deaths after 1 February 2009 to assets solely in deceased’s name.
- “Children” includes natural, adopted and illegitimate children but excludes step children.
- Descendants of certain relatives might also inherit.
- In circumstances where the Crown would take a deceased’s estate, the Duchy of Lancaster or the Duke of Cornwall (as opposed to the Crown) would take all for residents of those areas.