- Tracking down paperwork
- Handle everything over the phone
- Weekly updates
Estate administration is the entire process of dealing with probate – also known as administering an estate. It covers everything from gathering information about the estate, to submitting the probate application, to distributing assets to beneficiaries.
If you’re the executor of a will or administrator of an estate, you have two options when applying for probate: a grant-only service or full estate administration.
Our grant-only service is a great option if you have plenty of free time to deal with property, banks and paperwork yourself. But if you’re keen to move quickly or are worried about making mistakes, our full estate administration may be the better choice.
You can see what’s included for each service below:
Full estate administration
|Tracking down paperwork|
|Speaking to banks|
|Working out tax|
|Dedicated probate specialist|
|Preparing probate and tax forms|
|Submitting your application|
|Posting you the grant of probate|
|Selling or transferring the house|
|Dealing with stocks and shares|
|Closing bank accounts|
|Contacting pension providers|
|Claiming on life insurance policy|
|Gathering assets in one place|
|Distributing funds to beneficiaries|
I can not recommend this company enough, they really helped through all the processes of probate with complete professionalism and sensitivity. Thank you so much for everything.
Lorraine, probate customer
Estate administration solicitors in the UK usually charge 2-4% of the estate’s value when administering an estate, which can end up costing over £20,000.
At Farewill, we always quote a fixed-price upfront for our estate administration costs. And with fees starting at just £1,500, we can help you save money too.
Here’s how our service compares to other estate administration solicitors:
Our low-cost probate service may be cheaper than most, but that doesn’t mean we compromise on quality. Our probate specialists always go out of their way to provide an exceptional experience for our clients, so we were extremely proud to be awarded ‘Client Care Initiative of the Year’ at the Modern Law Awards 2020.