Things you Need to Know About Applying for Probate – Post Covid 19 – Series 3

Continuing with our series about things we think you need to know about applying for Probate, and perhaps some of the practical tips that should be considered.

In our experience one of the concerns raised by executors or administers or family members, who are seeking to administrator the estate themselves, is they are not prepared for the delays in the administration, and they can become extremely frustrated, which can add to the stress, not only in the administration, but the perceived delay by other family members, in dealing with the administration, even if there is genuine reasons to do so.

It is only human nature that when people become aware of a specific gift, they would like to receive it as soon as possible.

Unfortunatly the probate administration can sometimes thwart this, and can lead to substantial delays.

However, provided there are no complications, it usually takes between 8 – 11 weeks to receive a Grant of Probate after you have submitted the application.

However, during the past eighteen months to two years, the Probate Registry have continually found that they have delayed the issue of the Grants of Representation, and in some instances these grants have taken at least a year.

The Governments own website warns that ‘because of the Corona Virus, Probate application are taking longer than usual to process’.

In our experience, even the simplest probate applications are taking considerably longer than they should do.

If there is a complication or query in relation to the administration, or indeed to the submission of the application for the Grant of Representation, be prepared for a substantial delay.

We offer a service where, we will draft and provide the appropriate paperwork, for the application for the Grant of Representation to be made.

Please do not hesitate to contact to us if you have any queries on this matter.