If there is a Will
If the person who has died leaves a Will, it usually names one or more people to act as the executors of the will, which means to administer their estate.
If you are named as an executor of a Will, you may need to apply for a grant of probate.
A grant of Probate is an official document which the executors may need to administer the estate. This will be issued by the Probate Registry section of the court