Letters of Administration

It can be defined as a legal document issued by a competent Court, which allows the administrator(s) to manage and distribute the deceased’s estate.

There are two types of Letters of Administration that can be applied for in this context:

  1. Letters of Administration without a will – this is where the deceased died intestate i.e. the deceased died without making a will;


Letters of Administration with the Will annexed – with this, the deceased left a Will but he or she did not nominate an executor or else if he/she nominated an executor, the person nominated has declined to apply for a grant of probate or has since died.