In applying for a grant of probate you must be named first as an executor of someone’s will. If there will be no will, the task now of dealing with the estate will fall under the closest relative of the person who is known as the administrator. If this person is you, you will be required to apply for the different grant that is called the letters of administration. It is very important that you are to gather the necessary information all about the estate then have to send it to the Probate Registry prior to applying for either type of grants. 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.
Make sure that you worked out whether a certain letter of administration or grant of a probate is needed or not. If you are in a doubtful level regarding this decision, you need to ask for the advice from the probate solicitor or from the HMRC to give you a good advice.
Secondly, if the grant of the probate will be required, you can now value the estate as the next step for you. You must go into the needed paperwork of the dead person to be able to work out on the total value of the estate, making accounting for the liabilities, like the inheritance tax that is payable and the debts that is needed to be settled. 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.
It is also best to see if the tax for the inheritance is due already. Sometimes, the inheritance tax or the IHT will actually be due once the value of the estate can exceed the threshold. If ever that the dead person was a surviving spouse or a civil partner of the person who died already before them, the inheritance tax threshold can be raised up in order to include the unused allowance of the spouse or a partner. If ever this will be the case, you can be able to claim any of the unused IHT allowance on 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.