There is a lot of official jargon to get your head around when you are dealing with a deceased loved one’s estate. And it can all get quite confusing.

One thing that confuses a lot of people is the difference between a ‘Grant of Probate’ and a ‘Grant of Representation’.

A Grant of Representation gives you the legal authority to administer the estate of a deceased person. Applying for one involves filling out a Probate Application Form PA1 and an Inheritance Tax form (even when there is no inheritance tax to pay).

A Grant of Probate is a type of a Grant of Representation. It is a Grant that is given to the executor(s) named in a Will which enables them to distribute the contents of the Will.

There is also something called ‘Letters of Administration’ which are applied for when there is no valid Will; or where there are no named Executors; or where the named Executors cannot or will not apply for the Grant of Probate.

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A lot of people find the whole process rather overwhelming and stressful, especially at such a difficult time.

If you would like to speak to an expert about it, Get Probate are licensed probate practitioners and we can help you deal with grant of probate and the entire probate process.

Contact us on 0161 907 4044 or email