Need to Apply for Probate? – Avoid Delay

Published on: 1 December 2019

In the UK, there is a feeling that probate process is currently in disarray. The general perception is that waiting times are increasing. Appoint a trusted solicitor to guide you through the process and to avoid delay.

Many people are in the dark about the probate process because they have never been in contact with it before and so don’t understand exactly what it entails.

Executors are now facing challenges with debts accumulating because they have been forced to use any means available, to meet the six month deadline to pay any inheritance tax due – after being left unable to access the assets and/or sell the house to cover these costs, without the grant of probate.

Typical it will take between 1 – 2 months to gather in details of the assets and liabilities of the estate,

a further 1 – 2 months to apply for a grant of probate,

and a further 3 – 6 months to distribute the estate to beneficiaries.

If you need advice about what to do following someone’s death and how you can apply for a grant of probate and avoid lengthy delays, get in touch and we can guide you through what can be a complicated and time consuming process, easing any stresses you may be facing.

Call 02830267134 or contact us at law@lukecurran.co.uk