Applying for probate
- The Which? guide to the entire probate process
- How to obtain the Grant of Probate
- Key tasks in estate administration
- What you'll get from a probate solicitor
What's in this guide
Which? provides a step-by-step guide to probate, the legal process for dealing with the estate of someone who has died, and what you have to do.
Learn why obtaining a Grant of Probate is necessary to gather in the assets of the deceased and distribute them in accordance with the provisions of their will.
Find out what you need to do if you want to handle probate without the help of a solicitor, and how it could save you thousands of pounds.
People with complex estates to administer may find professional help essential. Which explains what you can expect from a probate solicitor.
Which? guides you through the final stage of probate - from transferring assets and selling property to preparing accounts and distributing the estate.
When someone dies without making a will, they are said to have died intestate. A close relative applies for letters of administration rather than probate.