Hi My uncle (a bachelor without any children) died earlier this year and left his farm to my mother (his sister), my brother and myself equally. He did not leave anything to another sister. We are his only immediate family. My mother and I were named executors of the will. My brother will move into the farm and my mother and myself would like him to own the property outright (for agricultural relief purposes). From my research so far, my understanding is that if both my mother and I disclaim our inheritance, my brother will inherit everything, as he was the only other beneficiary in the will. My aunt will not inherit as there is a valid will and she wasn't named in it. Is my understanding correct ? I am trying to go through probate myself to avoid solicitor's costs, and I have some questions : in the affidavit, I have to list the assets of the estate. We have a recent valuation of the farm, so that is ok. But how do I get the banks/credit unions etc to provide information on his accounts ? Surely they won't give me the information just on the basis of the death certificate ? Do I have to provide them with a copy of the will ? I also have to list his liabilities – but how do I know who he owed money to ? I presume I need to contact electricity and water suppliers, but apart from that, what is my responsibility, as executor in this regard ? For the disclaimer letter, I was just going to type a simple letter saying « I hereby disclaim any inheritance that has been bequeathed to me by my uncle, XXX, of XXX, who died on XXX » and sign it. And get my mother to sign a similar one. Is that enough ? Would it need to be witnessed by a solicitor ? Is there anything else I should put in the letter? Thanks for any help you can provide.....it's a complicated process, but I think I'm getting there !