My husband died recently and as I am the sole Executor of his Will and he left everything to me I assumed I would not need to apply for Probate. I checked this with a Solicitor and also spoke to the local Probate Office who confirmed this was the case.
The Land Registry have accepted a copy of his Death Certificate to transfer the property into my name, the Bank have accepted a copy of the Death Certificate, the insurance company paying his pension have accepted a copy of the Death Certificate. However, because he had more than £16,000 worth of Premium Bonds NS&I are insisting that I apply for Probate. I tried to explain that they are the only institution asking for this and it will put me to additional trouble and expense at a time when I could do without it - they won't budge. I offered to send tham a copy of the Will to prove he left everything to me but to no avail. Am I being unreasonable to expect NS&I to show a little compassion and common sense?
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