The UK’s #1 wills and probate experts
Getting your probate document is notoriously complicated and expensive. So we designed our service to be simple, quick and affordable.
I would highly recommend this company to all. I was looking to apply for probate for my late mother’s estate. This company were so efficient. Very, very friendly and professional.
Terry, probate customer
How Essential Probate works
We'll help you get your legal document — called a 'grant of probate' or 'letters of administration' — then leave you sort out your loved one's estate. If you'd like help with that, too, have a look at Complete Probate.
Tell us about your loved one’s estate
Get a fixed-fee quote online in 5 minutes. Then we’ll schedule a free 30-minute call to chat everything through.
We fill in your application
Once we've got everything we need, we'll sort out your paperwork in as little as a week.
We deliver probate to your door
Once our solicitors have checked everything through and the government approves your application, we’ll post your probate to you.
We’re 50% cheaper than the UK average
Our Essential Probate service starts from £595 for a simple estate, compared to the UK average of £1,400. And the price we give you upfront is the price you’ll pay, so no nasty surprises or hidden fees.
Get specialist support from our award-winning team
Our probate experts will manage all of the paperwork for you, keep you updated every step of the way, and give you the award-winning service we’re known for.
Probate Provider of the Year 2020 and 2021
Trusted by over 60,000 families in the UK
What to do after you’ve got your probate document
You’ll need to start sorting out your loved one’s estate. We can handle the whole process for you with our Complete Probate service. But if you’re happy to do it yourself, here’s what you might need to start thinking about.
Selling or transferring the house
You can sell them or make someone else the owner, based on what your loved one wanted. Or, if there’s no will, you can use the rules of intestacy.
Closing accounts and gathering up money
You’ll need to set up a new account to gather all of the money into one place. Then you can close your loved one’s accounts, and claim on any pensions or life insurance policies they had.
Giving people their inheritance
Once you’ve paid any debts and taxes, and gathered all the money into one place, you can start giving people their inheritance. Again, you can use the will or the rules of intestacy.