What is Probate?
When someone dies you may need to get a Grant of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration, when no Will has been created. This is an official legal document which gives you the right to deal with the deceased’s estate.
Who can apply for Probate?
If a Will was created and you have been appointed as an Executor you will be able to apply for Probate. If there is no Will the Intestacy Rules will need to be followed and you will be known as an Administrator (instead of an executor)
Do I need Probate?
In some circumstances you may not need to obtain probate but generally speaking if someone owns a property and/or has over £15,000 of cash assets held with a bank/building society a Grant of Probate is going to be needed.
At Bull & Co Solicitors LLP, we are experienced in dealing with all types of estate. At a difficult time, we can provide clear, sensitive and constructive advice on the procedures involved.
For a free estimate of the costs involved please contact us to discuss on a no obligation basis.