Obtaining probate legally grants authority to executors or administrators to deal with a deceased person’s assets.
Dealing with a loved one’s estate doesn’t need to be complicated. At Savilles Solicitors we offer caring, sympathetic advice through every step of the process and unlike a lot of probate specialists, we do not charge a percentage of the value of the estate.
When you instruct us to deal with the probate formalities on your behalf we will:
Gather all the information about shares, accounts and other assets held in the deceased's name
Apply for Official Grant of Probate
Submit tax declarations to HMRC where necessary
Distribute money to benefactors according to the Will*.
If there is a property involved our conveyancing department can deal with the sale
If you would like more information or advice, please contact us on 0161 491 8540 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where there is a Will there are executors. Applying for a grant of probate confirms their authority over the estate.
Where there is no Will a close relative can apply for letters of administration
Probate is not always required – for example if the total of the estate is less than £5000 or in the case where all assets were jointly owned which automatically transfer to the survivor.
Where the deceased has left behind a property, our experienced conveyancing department can deal with the sale transaction so that the sale proceeds automatically transfer to the overall estate account.
*For information on estate distribution where there is no Will please see our Wills page.