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The types of grant of probate

Executors have the power to deal with the deceased’s assets from the date of death. But if the value of the deceased’s estate exceeds £5,000, then the executors will need to obtain a ‘grant of representation’ in England & Wales… Find out more

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Applying for probate: Completing Form PA1

If you’re an executor of someone’s will, you may need to apply to the Probate Registry for a grant of probate so you have the authority to sort out the deceased’s affairs. If there isn’t a will, you may be… Find out more

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Probate form IHT400 when inheritance tax is due

When you’re probating an estate, it’s necessary to work out which probate forms should be completed from an inheritance tax perspective. It’s essential on every grant of probate application to complete an inheritance tax form, irrespective of whether inheritance tax… Find out more

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Applying for probate: Completing Form IHT205

When applying for a grant of probate to administer someone’s estate after they have died, you must complete various probate forms and send them to the Probate Registry. The main probate form to use to apply for probate is a… Find out more