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How Does Probate Work if There Is No Will?

If probate is needed on your loved one’s estate but they didn’t leave a Will, you have to apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration. The application should be[...]

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What Happens If a Beneficiary Can’t Be Found?

A personal representative must make a reasonable effort to locate a missing beneficiary. If this does not produce any results, the personal representative should take steps to protect themselves, just[...]

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Can I Do Probate Myself?

You can do probate yourself, or you can ask a probate solicitor to help you: the choice is yours. The benefit of using a solicitor is that you can pass[...]

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When is Probate Needed?

Probate is likely to be needed in England and Wales where the deceased owned a property in their sole name. It may also be needed if the deceased held a[...]

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How to Sell a Probate Property

Selling a Probate property is very similar to selling any other type of residential property. The main difference is that you cannot complete the sale until a Grant has been[...]

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Probate: Frequently Asked Questions

If your loved one has recently died, then you may have come across the term ‘Probate’. Most people don’t encounter the Probate process until a friend or family member passes[...]

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Are Christmas Gifts Exempt from Inheritance Tax?

Christmas gifts can be exempt from inheritance tax. It all depends on who receives the gift and how much the gift is worth. Gifts and inheritance tax A gift is[...]

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What is a Grant of Probate?

A Grant of Probate is a legal document that is issued by the Probate Registry after someone’s death. It gives a person (or group of people) the authority to administer[...]

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Probate: What to Do When Someone Dies

When someone dies, you need to check whether or not the deceased had a valid Will in place. If so, you need to contact the people named as ‘Executors’, as[...]

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