Grant of Probate

What is a Grant of Probate?

A Grant of Probate confirms the authority of an executor to administer the estate of someone who has died, which also includes distributing the estate to the named beneficiaries.

Do I need a Grant of Probate?

If an estate is worth less than £10,000 or if the deceased jointly owned all assets then you may not need a Grant of Probate.

In order to find out whether a Grant of Probate is required, we will write out to each institution confirming the death and providing a certified copy death certificate.

The institutions will provide a date of death figure which will be required when filling out the IHT forms.

How to apply

The forms required to obtain the Grant of Probate is dependent on the size of the estate. We can assist with high value and complex estates. We can also help to maximise tax savings for the estate and its beneficiaries.

How can we help?

Our team works closely with the clients to assist with the difficult process of dealing with a loved ones estate. We will give you the peace of mind by dealing with all necessary paperwork. 

What if there is no will?

You can apply for the legal right to manage the estate of someone who has died and did not leave a Will. You will receive Letters of Administration to prove your legal right to manage their estate. Letters of Administration is also issued by the Probate Registry naming the individual appointed to administer the estate.