In applying for a grant of probate you must be named first as an executor of someone’s will. If ever there will be no will, the task now of dealing with the real estate can simply fall to the closest relative of the person, who will now become known as the administrator. If ever that will be you, you will require to apply for another grant and this is actually known as the letter for administration. But before you are going to apply for either type of the grant, you need to gather necessary information about the estate and then you have to send it to the Probate Registry. You can actually hire for the solicitor in order to aid you to do this thing instead of you or you can either have to do this all by yourself.
First step is to work out a certain grant of probate or the letters of recommendations will be needed or not. You can ask for the advice from the probate solicitor or you can seek help from the HMRC if you are still in doubt about this one.
The second step is to value the estate if the grant of probate is needed. The paperwork of the deceased person must be processed to be able to work into the total value of the estate, having an accounts for any liabilities like for example the debts that is needed to be arranged or the payables for the inheritance tax. It is required to send a copy of the death certificate as well as the copy of the will to any institutions that are holding the assets and the final statement of every one of them.
Next, you need to work out whether the inheritance is already due or not yet. The inheritance tax can be due already if ever the estate can exceed the threshold or unless the exemption is applied. The IHT threshold can actually be raised until it will include the unused allowance of the partner or the spouse if ever the dead person was a surviving spouse. In this case, you can be able to claim the unused IHT allowance in the basis of pro-rata.
You can now fill in some number of forms that will be ready to be sent to the Probate Registry once you already have valued the estate and have worked out either the inheritance tax is payable or not.