Expert Grant of Representation Advice
A grant of representation is the term for the various types of grants issued by the Probate Registry depending on whether or not the deceased left a will and which shows who is entitled to administer the deceased’s estate.
What is the grant-only service?
You do the bulk of the work and the probate solicitor completes the inheritance tax forms, prepares the statement of truth and extracts the grant from the probate registry. In taxable estates, the probate solicitor will also calculate the inheritance tax payable.
When to choose the grant-only service
If the estate is straightforward, you may want to carry out more of the work yourself and use a probate solicitor just to help you with your application for a Grant of Representation and preparation of the relevant inheritance tax forms and tax calculations. For example, where there are not many assets (e.g. a house and a bank account). The value of the assets is irrelevant as long as the estate is not complex.
The benefits of using a probate lawyer for Grant of Representation
A probate solicitor can easily assess what level of information is required and complete the relevant Grant of Representation documents quickly. Getting a probate solicitor to apply for your Grant of Representation (see the infographic for the three main types of Grant):
- Unlocks the assets more quickly
- Is less time-consuming than a personal application
- Brings expertise when dealing with estates including farms and business assets.
How much does it cost?
Probate costs are relatively low for a Grant-only Service. We offer a fixed fee service giving you certainty on your costs from the outset.
How long does a Grant of Representation take?
If the entire estate is passing to the surviving spouse and it is relatively straightforward, it is usually possible to get a grant of representation faster. Call us and ask if our express probate service is suitable for your circumstances.
Other probate services
If you want more support from a probate solicitor, find out about Full Estate Administration and our Executor Support Service.
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If you would like one of our team to discuss your needs and options please complete this short probate questionnaire and we’ll contact you.