You don’t normally need a grant of probate if the estate either:
You should contact the organisation holding the money, e.g. the bank or building society. They may ask for proof of death (the death certificate) after the death has been registered.
Please bear in mind that each financial institution has its own rules – you may still need to apply for a grant.
Many people do not realise that they may be personally liable if they make a mistake as an Executor.
Edward Hands & Lewis Solicitors offer Fixed Fee Probate services, and can assist with obtaining the Grant of Probate for those wishing to deal with an estate themselves, right through to full estate administration.
If you would like to discuss how to deal with an estate, including more complicated issues such as tracking down missing beneficiaries or minimising tax liabilities, please give the probate team in Loughborough a call on 01509 212 108.Talk to our legal team
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