Application for a grant of representation
Application for a grant of representation

The following Wills & Probate practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Application for a grant of representation
  • Who may apply for probate or letters of administration
  • How to apply for probate or letters of administration
  • Time limits for probate applications
  • General requirement for IHT account
  • Forms of IHT account
  • Forms IHT421 and IHT205
  • Excepted estates
  • Delivering the IHT account
  • Calculating the IHT
  • More...

FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The Non-Contentious Probate (Amendment) Rules 2020, SI 2020/1059 amend the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, SI 1987/2024 with effect from 2 November 2020. From that date, it is mandatory for professionals to submit most probate applications using the online process. The list of exceptions, where it will continue to be permitted to use the postal application process as an alternative to the online process after 2 November 2020, is contained in new Schedule 3 and includes all applications for grants of administration'>letters of administration, letters of administration with Will annexed, double grants, grants to attorneys and grants to trust corporations. HMCTS Probate indicated in correspondence with the probate user group on 9 October 2020 that there will be a transition period until 30 November 2020, during which paper application forms will still be permitted in all cases. See: LNB News 01/10/2020 19.

FORTHCOMING CHANGE: With effect from 2 November 2020, the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, SI 1987/2024 (NCPR 1987) are amended by the Non-Contentious Probate (Amendment) Rules 2020, SI 2020/1059 to provide for the use of witness statements as an alternative to affidavits for the non-contentious probate applications and processes contained in the following rules: NCPR 1987, SI 1987/2024, rr 10(1)(b), 12(1), 12(2), 16, 19, 25(2), 26(1), 32(2), 36(2)(a), 44(6), 44(10), 44(12), 46(2), 46(4), 47(4), 47(6), 48(2)(a), 50(2), 51, 52, 53, 54(3), 55(2) and

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