Registering a death
Fortunately, there are now services available that allow you to let government departments and local councils know when someone dies, such as Tell Us Once, which is a free service. Life Ledger is also a free, easy-to-use death notification service which helps families inform all the businesses connected to a deceased person in one place.
This guide will help you to ensure that you have covered all the main organisations and businesses that need notification following a death of a loved one, which should help ease the burden.
* If you use the Tell Us Once service these organisations will be notified automatically.
~ If you use Life Ledger these organisations will be notified automatically.
# You can use the ‘junk mail suppression service’ from the Bereavement Advice Centre.
+ You will not be legally insured to drive if the policy is in the deceased’s name.
^ If the deceased owned land or property, there is a different process to update the property record. For more information visit the Gov UK website.
In this guide, we have listed the organisations that will most commonly need advising on the death of a loved one.
For further assistance please see our guides Cancelling leisure & entertainment accounts after death or What to Do with Social Media Accounts when Someone Dies, both of which provide more detailed information.
We do understand that taking care of a loved one’s affairs can seem overwhelming. As a 300-year-old family business, we have supported families going through this extremely difficult time, and we are always here to help you.