Applying for Grant of Probate

If a loved one has died, whoever is named as the Executor or Executors in their Will may need to apply for a Grant of Probate in order to be able to administer the deceased’s estate.

Tayntons’ probate solicitors and lawyers, based in Gloucester, can help you apply for Grant of Probate if you have been named as an Executor of a Will, providing all the guidance and support you need to make the process as easy as possible.

If a loved one has died without leaving a Will, we can help you apply for Letters of Administration instead, giving you the right to administer their estate.

We understand that handling probate and the administration of a loved one’s estate can be stressful and confusing at an already difficult time. By giving you the empathetic and practical support you need, our aim is to lift some of the burden from your shoulders.

Speak to one of our probate solicitors or lawyers now by calling 0800 158 4147 or request a call back and a member of our team will be in touch promptly.

How Grant of Probate works

There are various key things you need to do when applying for Grant of Probate. Our highly experienced probate solicitors and lawyers can support you through the entire process, keeping things as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Valuing the estate

You will need to work out the value of the deceased’s estate for inheritance tax purposes which will typically involve tasks such as contacting the deceased’s bank, having any property they own valued and getting in touch with utility providers and anyone else that may be owed money from the estate.

This can take 6 months or longer, depending on the complexity of the estate and once you have a value, you will need to report this to HMRC.

Our probate solicitors and lawyers can handle the entire estate valuation for you or support and guide you as required.

Paying inheritance tax

Once the estate has been valued, the Executor or Executors are responsible for making sure any inheritance tax due on the estate is paid. This must be done before you can be granted probate.

Applying for Grant of Probate

When applying for a Grant of Probate key documents, including the deceased’s original Will, death certificate and application fee will need to be submitted to the Court.

Our probate solicitors and lawyers can apply for Grant of Probate on your behalf, making your life easier while ensuring the application is correctly filled out and minimising the risk of any delays.

Handling probate when there is no Will

If the deceased did not leave a Will, their next of kin will need to apply for Letters of Administration to gain control of the estate. The process is broadly the same as applying for probate and we can guide you through everything you need to do to ensure the deceased’s estate is handled correctly.

Why choose Tayntons probate solicitors?

Tayntons’ probate solicitors and lawyers can help you with the entire process of applying for probate, including making sure you have an accurate valuation for the deceased’s estate and that the relevant inheritance tax is paid correctly. While based in Gloucester, we work with clients throughout Gloucestershire, including Cheltenham and the Forest of Dean and further afield.

Tayntons has achieved Lexcel accreditation from the Law Society, recognising the strength of our practice management and client care. We are independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) providing assurance that we continually meet the highest legal and professional standards.

Apply for a Grant of Probate in Gloucester

Need help applying for Grant of Probate in Gloucester, Cheltenham, the Forest of Dean or anywhere in Gloucestershire? Please contact us today by calling 0800 158 4147, emailing us at or requesting a call back.

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