Probate and confirmation
This part of the site provides legal information and documents relating to dealing with a person's property and financial affairs after their death, including obtaining probate (or, in Scotland, confirmation), managing the deceased's estate and inheritance tax implications.
When a person dies leaving behind an estate, which can include a house or a flat, as well as money, shares and personal possessions, you'll usually need to apply to the Probate Registry to get a 'Grant of Representation' before you can deal with the assets of the deceased's estate. This means that you can't, for example, sell their house or get money from bank accounts until a grant has been issued.
Use this product to apply for the grant. It includes 2 forms: PA1A and PA1P; it will select the correct form for you according to your circumstances. Note that you can only use this to make an application for a grant in England & Wales.
When applying for a grant of probate, the executor(s) named in a Will or the administrators must determine the value of the deceased's estate at the time of his/her death and, in this process, you can use these letters to obtain a final statement of account from the respective provider of a service as stated in the letter title provider. Please note that you can only use this documents in England & Wales and that you must also enclose a copy of the death certificate when using these letters.