Find and protect assets

Executors are required to find and protect all assets that were owned by the person who has died. 

You can learn more about how to find an estate’s assets and debts.

Executors can be held personally responsible for damages if they do not take adequate measure to protect the assets of the estate.

If you are applying for a grant of probate, you will need to have a list of these assets before you submit your application.

Learn more about what does and does not need to be included when listing assets for a grant of probate.