Obtaining the Grant of Representation and administering an Estate typically takes 9-12 months to complete. However, it can sometimes take longer if, for example, there is a property to sell, complex Inheritance, Income or Capital Gains Tax affairs to resolve or there are complications regarding the personal representatives or beneficiaries of the Estate.
Our Probate team will be in close contact with organisations such as HM Revenue & Customs, HM Court Service, the Department for Work and Pensions and all relevant financial institutions during the Estate administration. They will also work to make sure that progress with these organisations is achieved as quickly as possible.
As every Estate is different, our Probate team will keep you updated and inform you of the likely timescales to carry out the administration of the Estate. Below is an outline of the typical timeframes for administering an Estate without complex affairs: