Explain the duties of a personal representative

• Provide and pay out of the deceased‟s estate, reasonable funeral expenses.
• Get in all the free property of the deceased including debts.
• Pay out of the deceased‟s estate, all expenses of obtaining the grant of representation and administration.
• Ascertain and pay all the deceased‟s debts out of the estate.
• Provide a full and accurate inventory of assets and liabilities of the deceased before the court within 6 months of the grant.
• Distribute or retain in trust all assets remaining after payment of expenses and debts.
• Complete administration of the estate in respect of all matters other than continuing trusts within 6 months of confirmation of the grant or such longer time as the court may allow.
• Produce to the court a full and accurate account of the completed administration within 6 months of confirmation of the grant.

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