Find the right probate service for you

Probate involves two things: getting a legal document (usually called a ‘grant of probate’ or ‘letters of administration’) that lets you deal with someone’s estate after they die. Then sorting out the estate. We can help with one or both of these, depending on your needs.

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Let us take care of probate, so you can focus on what matters.

Peace of mind

We’ll handle all of the legal paperwork and make sure everything’s done properly.

Hassle-free help

Get everything sorted from your own home — no need to visit a registry.

A clear, fixed price

Our probate services start from £595.

Choose the service that suits you

Essential Probate

Your legal document, sorted

With fixed-fee pricing from

£595

Great if the estate is simple to sort out, you’ve got the time and confidence to deal with the rest of the process, and you’d like to keep costs down.

With Essential Probate, we’ll

  • Sort your tax forms

    Work out the tax on the estate (once you’ve valued the assets) and fill out the right tax forms.

  • Apply for the grant of probate

    Fill in and send off your probate application for you.

  • Get it delivered to your door

    Without you having to visit a registry.

  • Keep you in the loop

    With regular updates about your case.

Extra costs:
  • There’s a probate registry fee of £155, and copies of the probate cost £1.50 each.

Complete Probate

The whole estate, handled

With fixed-fee pricing from

£1,500

Great if the estate is complicated, you’re very busy or worried about making mistakes, or if an impartial expert could help avoid family conflict.

This includes everything in our Essential service, plus we also:
  • Value the estate

    Find out how much the estate assets are worth (things like savings, property or shares), and how much debt the person owed to banks and other organisations.

  • Sort out the estate

    This usually includes things like paying any taxes and debts the person owed, dealing with properties and bank accounts, and making sure everyone due an inheritance is paid correctly.

Extra costs:
  • There might be a few, like stock-broker fees, or legal fees for selling a property.

There are 4 steps to getting probate sorted

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

1

Check if you need probate

Half of deaths in the UK need probate. But you might not need it if the estate’s worth less than £10,000, or most of the assets were jointly owned.

2

Work out how much the estate’s worth

Find out from banks and other organisations how much the estate’s assets are worth (things like savings or property), and how much debt the person owed.

Included in our Complete Probate service

3

Apply for the ‘grant of probate’

Fill out an application, along with the right tax form for your situation. Depending on the estate, Steps 2 and 3 together usually take 1 to 3 months.

Included in our Essential and Complete Probate service

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4

Sort out the estate

This can take a further 3 to 6 months and might include paying inheritance tax (and making sure that HMRC are happy with what you’ve paid), dealing with property, closing accounts and giving out money to the people inheriting it.

Included in our Complete Probate service

Get started with one quick phone call

In 5 minutes, we’ll help you work out:

  • Whether you need probate
  • How much it’ll cost
  • Which is the right service for you

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Yasemin Kaya

Yasemin Kaya, Senior Probate Specialist

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For too long, applying for probate has been slow, complex and expensive. We created Farewill to change all that, and we’re proud to be winning awards for our approach.

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