After someone dies, you may experience intense emotion and have the feeling of being numb which makes it extremely difficult to concentrate.
First thing is to contact the doctor (GP) or hospital for the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death or contact the Coroner’s office to find out when you will be able to register the death.
You have 5 days to register the death and receive the death certificate – you may find it useful to get additional copies as some finance companies may request a copy of the certificate. You can register the death at the nearest Register Office which you will receive the relevant documents straight away – this normally takes roughly 30 minutes, so it is advised to make an appointment before hand.
Registering the death can be a very upsetting time, so if possible take someone with you to the appointment for support.