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Manchester Probate Services


At what is a difficult time for any individual and family, the complexities of the probate process can be very trying.

Our Wills and Probate experts in Manchester are on hand to help you at this grievous time.

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Our Manchester-based Probate experts are on hand to help at this difficult time.

Getting a Grant of Probate is a complex and difficult process which involves the UK Probate Court and the Inland Revenue.

We're here to help you to do this.

Our Probate specialist supporting Manchester and the surrounding areas are here to help with a fixed fee service, just fill out the contact form and our friendly, reliable probate experts will contact you to help.

Overseas Probate

If your loved one resided or perished overseas and had assets there then our overseas probate specialists are on hand to help.

It could be that you loved one lived in Spain and then you must navigate Spanish law regarding probate and conveyance.

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Wills and Estate Planning

Our expert accountants can help you with every part of your estate planning, from making a will, creating a trust, minimising inheritance tax and funeral planning we're on hand to help.

Protecting your legacy for your children, your estate and its assets, can be achieved in a number of ways.

If you would like to discuss your options to safeguard your estate with our Will and Estates Planning team our advisors are on hand to help.

Inheritance Tax Planning

Preparation and planning are essential for you to minimise inheritance tax.

Our Manchester-based specialists are experts at will writing, probate, and inheritance tax laws.

We can offer guidance and advice, providing you with legal ways to offset the liability and minimise inheritance tax.

We also work with select, expert financial advisors who will work with you to ensure that you are minimising your inheritance tax bill.

Genealogy Research

We provide Genealogy Research Services for professionals.

We can quickly trace family members and offer full genealogy research and people tracing service.

We are probate research specialists so have access to a wide number of historical archives, which includes access to probate records and wills.

We also work with select people globally who are able to perform these searches for us overseas in the event a family member is thought to be overseas.

Probate in Manchester

Our friendly, reliable, expert probate specialists are here to help from completing the application for probate, relevant inheritance taxation forms, to calculating any Inheritance Tax Liability as well as obtaining the letters of administration or grant of probate.

Our Manchester-based probate experts can help with the entire process, relieving stress at a difficult time for you.

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Fully Inclusive Fixed Fees

Our probate experts in Manchester understand that this is a difficult time for anyone, as a result, they will be totally transparent in their costs for their probate services.

You will know up-front exactly how much it will cost you, no hidden extras.

Dedicated Solicitors

You tell us what you need and we will match you with a Manchester-based probate expert to fit your unique requirements.

From that point onwards, your dedicated probate experts will deal with you one on one and you'll be able to contact them directly.

Bespoke Services

Not everyone will require the same probate services.

Different people will have different needs, so our probate experts here in Manchester will provide you with bespoke probate services.

Only doing what you require them to do, saving you money.

No Court Attendance

At what is a difficult time for anyone or any family, attending court to get letters of administration or a grant of probate can add extra stress at a difficult time.

Our Manchester-based probate experts will remove this worry for you.

Receive Probate Quickly

We understand that this is a process that will be demanding and worrying for you.

That is why our expert probate team in Manchester are on hand to help and support you through this.

Making sure the probate process is over quickly.

Manchester Probate Services

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Our Manchester Probate team are supporting the people of Manchester at this difficult time.

Our Manchester Probate specialist is on hand to provide support and help for you and your family, removing the stress and worry of probate.

Whether it is applying for letters of administration, tracing beneficiaries to the will, applying for probate, ensuring the sale of properties and administering the estate before it gets divided amongst the beneficiaries our Manchester Probate teams are here to help.

Our Probate Manchester teams are serving the people of Manchester at what can be a difficult time for anyone or any family.

To relieve the stress and worry of probate, just contact our friendly, professional Probate Manchester team today to see how they can support you.

Probate Manchester Legal Services Include

Preparation of all necessary documentation for the application for Grant of Probate

Conducting all essential checks to assess the validity of the will that is in existence

If there is no valid will, ensuring that the correct beneficiaries receive probate

Ensuring that the estate is accurately distributed to the correct beneficiaries

Placing the statutory advertisements to see if there are any claims on the estate

Assessing all variations on possible distributions of the estate to the beneficiaries

Probate Manchester Legal Services Include

Completing and returning all relevant and necessary forms for HMRC

Conducting all relevant correspondence with HMRC regarding probate

Conducting any corrective action that HMRC deem necessary in this process

Assessing then claiming any tax exemptions or reliefs that apply to the estate

Looking for ways to legally mitigate and reduce any inheritance tax

Probate Manchester Estate Administration Services Include

Throughout the Estate Administration process, we will identify and correspond with the Personal Representative as well as the beneficiaries.

Throughout the Estate Administration process, we will identify and correspond with all the appropriate financial institutions.

Valuing, identifying and verifying all the asset of the estate that is based in England and Wales, as well as any that are overseas.

Gathering all the assets owned by the estate and paying any debts and liabilities that are owed by the estate.

Any assets of the estate that are jointly owned will be transferred into a sole name, this includes any property that is held jointly as tenants.

Preparation of the estate's accounts and distribution to any beneficiaries, trustees, or trusts that have been created by the estate.

Probate Manchester Property Services Include

Ensuring that all buildings and contents insurers have been apprised of the current situation; and that any changes that need to be made to such insurances are completed.

In the event that there is a property or multiple properties that need to be sold, our Probate Manchester team are able to arrange this for you.

Instructing the Royal Mail to divert all mail pertaining to the estate to us during the period of administration so that we can manage all the estate's affairs at this time.

Our Probate Manchester team can ensure the legal transference of registered property of the deceased to all the beneficiaries that have been named in the will.

Whether it is applying for letters of administration, tracing beneficiaries to the will, applying for probate, ensuring the sale of properties and administering the estate before it gets divided amongst the beneficiaries our Manchester Probate teams are here to help.

Frequently Asked Questions About Probate

How much do probate services cost?

Probate Services' and the solicitors' costs that are charged for probate will often vary depending on the size of the estate and the way that they charge.

Some solicitors will charge a percentage of the estate, and some will charge a flat rate.

However, a good rule of thumb is that you can expect to pay between £1000 and £5000 per £100,000 of the value of the estate, plus VAT as well.

How long does probate take?

In England and Wales, if the deceased has left a will, probate will take anywhere between 9 and 12 months to obtain a Grant of Probate and to complete the process of administering the Estate.

However, it can actually take longer if there is not a will, or if the Estate is particularly complex.

How to apply for Probate?

An easy 8 step guide to the application for Probate.

  1. See if there is a will, if there is not a will, you need to follow a different. See below.
  2. Get the estate valued and report it to HMRC.
  3. You then need to apply for probate, you can do this online. Or, you can apply for probate by post, fill in the probate application form PA1P
  4. Contact HMRC and pay any inheritance tax that is due.
  5. Collect the assets of the estate e.g. money raised by the sale of the property.
  6. Pay of any outstanding debts.
  7. Make sure that you keep a record of how possessions, money or property s to be split amongst the beneficiaries.
  8. Distribute the estates to the beneficiaries that are named in the will.
What is Probate?

The judicial process where the will of the deceased is proved in a law court, and is subsequently accepted as valid for the public record that it is in fact the last will and testament of the deceased is called probate.

Probate also refers to when there is no will left, and the estate is settled through the laws of intestacy to determine who administers the estate and who inherits.

When is Probate Required?

Often, you will need a Grant of Probate when there are assets in the estate of the deceased.

The Grant of Probate affords the Executor of the will the legal authority to administer the estate of the deceased.

This may include settling any unpaid debts, for example, utility bills.

It also allows them to sell any investments and shares, or transfer or sell property, then administer the estate to the beneficiaries.

How long after Probate is granted does it take to receive the inheritance?

If the estate is straight forward, with no shares to sell, or no properties to sell, and if there is a single bank account to administer then it can take as little as 3 months.

However, in the event that there are shares or properties that need selling, if there are holdings overseas, then probate can take longer.

Usually, in England and Wales, the probate process usually takes around 9-12 months.

It should be noted, that if the estate is particularly complex, with trusts, trustees, shares, multiple properties, probate can take longer.






    At what can be a difficult time for any person and their families, our Manchester Probate experts are here to help and support you with your probate needs.

    Our Manchester Probate specialists can take care of the entire process for you, relieving stress and worry at a difficult time.

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