If the shares were held solely in the name of the deceased Equiniti will require a copy of the death certificate and either the probate or letter of administration. If you are unsure of what you need to send, please contact Equiniti who will be able to assist you.
The legal personal representative will be named on the share register. The shares can then be sold by the personal representative or they can use a stock transfer form to have the shares registered in the name of the deceased's beneficiary.
If the shares were held jointly, Equiniti will remove the deceased's name from the share register on receipt of a copy of the death certificate. The shares will then be registered in the names of the surviving holder(s) and the relevant share certificates can be amended to reflect the change.
For further information, please contact Equiniti and they will assist you with the documentation and make the process as straightforward as possible for you.