As your representative…

We Will


Quick, easy & stress free
Prepare the Oath

We will prepare the Probate oath.

Authorised by the ICAEW
Complete the tax form

We will complete the inheritance tax form.

Affordable Fees
Send the documentation

We will send the necessary documentation to the probate registry.

The Grant of Probate


We get the Grant of Probate for you – leaving you to concentrate on other matters.

3 weeks*
*minimum time requirement
£900
includes VAT and the court application fee*

We will:

• prepare the Probate oath
• complete the inheritance tax form
• send the necessary documentation to the probate registry
• post the Grant to you.

{* This is based on the current, fixed-rate court application fee which is discounted to £155 when we apply. If you apply yourself, it is £215.}

Applying for grant of probate

When someone dies their estate (i.e. their money, property and possessions) needs to be dealt with by the executor named in their Will. The executor needs to obtain the necessary legal permission to do this – which is known as a ‘Grant of Representation’ or ‘Probate’.

As the executor of a Will you can apply for a Grant of Probate yourself or you can appoint someone who is licensed to provide probate services – like Get Probate.

If you want to obtain the Grant of Probate yourself, there are some helpful websites to guide you including The Gazette and GOV.UK.

Many people prefer to appoint someone else to deal with it on their behalf – typically because they are too busy dealing with other things at this difficult time.

We can help you with our affordable, friendly and professional probate service. You remain the executor of the Will and you appoint us as your representative.

How much does it cost?

The cost of our Grant of Probate service is just £900.

This prices include:

  • the court application fee*
  • 5 copies of the Grant
  • VAT

* This is based on the current, fixed-rate court application fee which is discounted to £155 when we apply. If you apply yourself, it is £215.

Please note

Executors will need to arrange and pay for a ‘Commissioner for Oaths fee’.

This is for an authorised person (e.g. a local solicitor / public notary) to witness you signing and swearing an Oath – i.e. a promise that the information you are providing is true to the best of your knowledge.

The statutory cost is currently £7, but we recommend you agree the fee beforehand.

After the oath has been sworn, it normally takes 10 working days to receive the Grant of Probate.

Having obtained the Grant of Probate, you are now in a position to deal with rest of the probate, which includes:

  • collecting all the assets of the estate e.g. money in bank accounts, shares and from selling the deceased’s property
  • paying any debts that need to be paid e.g. unpaid utilities and tax bills. (You will need to put a notice in The Gazette {https://www.thegazette.co.uk/place-notice} to allow any possible creditors the chance to come forward and tell you what they are owed.)
  • distributing the estate to the beneficiaries of the Will
  • preparing final account of the estate and getting them agreed and signed by the main beneficiaries (and you).

Would you like more help with probate?

If you have obtained the Grant of Probate and feel that you would like help to deal with the next steps in the process, just let us know. We can help you with our “Full Probate Service”.

Frequently Asked Questions


1 Q. What is a Grant of Probate?

When someone dies their estate (i.e. their money, property and possessions) needs to be dealt with by the executor named in their Will. The executor needs to obtain the necessary Legal permission to do this – which is known as a ‘Grant of Representation’ or ‘Probate’.

2 Q. Do I need Grant of Probate?

You are unlikely to need probate if the value of the estate is below £5,000 and does not include a property or shares. Otherwise, yes you will need to obtain a Grant of Probate.

3 Q. Do I need a solicitor to obtain a Grant of Probate?

No. You can do it yourself or you can use an Accountant (as long as they have been authorised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to carry out the reserved legal activity of non-contentious probate) – like Get Probate. (If a Will is contentious it will need to be handled by a solicitor and we can recommend a good one for you.)

4 Q. Is a Grant of Probate a legal requirement?

Yes, although you are unlikely to need probate if the value of the estate is below £5,000 and does not include a property or shares.

5 Q. How long does a Grant of Probate usually take?

After the oath has been sworn, it normally takes 10 working days to receive the Grant of Probate.

6 Q. Can I get the Grant of Probate myself?

Yes, you can get the Grant of Probate yourself. Or you can appoint someone who is licensed to provide probate services.

7 Q. I HAVE THE GRANT OF PROBATE, NOW WHAT?

Having obtained the Grant of Probate, as executor it is now your responsibility to deal with the rest of the probate process – which includes collecting all the assets of the estate, paying any debts that need to be paid and distributing the estate to the beneficiaries of the Will in accordance with the Will.

Do you have a question?

Call 0161 907 4044 for your free advice