This is one of the first questions asked. Some solicitors are still charging a percentage, however, beware of probate centres and will writers who offer additional services as they are often unregulated. It is not [...]
There has been much talk in the press about probate fees increasing. Currently the fee is a nominal court fee, however, legislation is proposed to introduce a "sliding scale" which could see fees increase from [...]
In some cases probate may not always be necessary to sell the deceased's property. It can depend on how it is owned. However, assuming the property is in the deceased's sole name, you will need [...]
There are no strict deadlines within which an estate must be administered. However, there are deadlines for paying inheritance tax and penalties and interest will be imposed if an HMRC deadline is missed. There is [...]
This depends on the size of the estate, who is inheriting, and how assets are owned. Whether or not the deceased left a will has no bearing on whether probate will actually be needed.