Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Published on 19 February 2020
Last updated on 20 January 2022
The Inheritance Enquiry Unit helps representatives of a deceased farmer to secure outstanding payments and deal with other farming paperwork.
Following the death of a farmer there are generally two issues to be dealt with:
The Inheritance Enquiry Unit offers advice on a range of issues. They help to:
You can also read more about the unit's work.
The principle documents needed to complete the process are:
Other legal documents such as a death certificate may be required in support of claims depending on the individual requirements of the scheme.
The executor or administrator of the estate of the deceased farmer or the solicitor dealing with the administration of the estate should contact:
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