How the UK Care Guide can help you with probate

We have partnered with Trust Inheritance, the UK’s leading probate specialists, to bring our site users a cost effective but premium level probate service.  The costs for the service start at only £500 plus VAT and you can choose how much you want to do and how much you want Trust Inheritance to do.

The services are broken down in to 3 tiers, which essentially allow you to choose how involved you want to be in the probate process.

1 – “Tell me what to do”

This is a fantastic and in-depth, comprehensive, online ‘Do it Yourself’ service, giving you everything you need to ensure you have dealt with the estate in line with your responsibilities and liability as a personal representative.

This toolkit can be used whether a Grant of Representation (also known as the Grant of Probate, Administration or Confirmation) is required or not, even if a Will was not left.

This is a great tool to help families, executors and administrators discover what to do when someone dies. From the immediate steps to take, for example, registering the death, obtaining a death certificate, arranging a funeral, looking after dependents or securing the property; to distributing the property or possessions of the deceased.

Below are the benefits of the online toolkit:

  • Register a death
  • Arrange a funeral
  • Secure property, arrange care for dependents and pets
  • Securely produce Government forms within the toolkit
  • 50 pre-populated letter templates for notifying organisations, beneficiaries and other interested parties
  • Automated checklists
  • Estate accounts produced in accordance with the law in England & Wales
  • Time saving, as everything is in one place
  • Trusted links to expert services
  • Technical support

Basically this gives you everything you need and the cost of this support is only £500 plus VAT. You will struggle to find such a comprehensive service at a lower cost.

2 – “Give me some help”

This is the next tier up and gives you everything that you would get in the ‘Tell me what to do” approach above.

In addition to all the benefits of the ‘Tell me what to do” approach, we will also Fast Track the Grant of Representation application. Trust Inheritance will appoint you a personal Bereavement Adviser who will be by your side through the whole process.

As Trust Inheritance are a Trust Corporation, less information is required by the Courts when they apply for the Grant on your behalf.

This means Court fees are reduced saving money against the estate and crucially, the Grant is expedited and issued within weeks of application, rather than months; quickly freeing up funds to cover costs and expenses, as well as allowing interim payments to be made to those who are due to benefit much sooner.

If you are looking to get through the probate process quickly then this will really be beneficial to you.

The costs for this level of personal support are only £1,500 plus VAT.

3 – “Do it all for me”

This is the 3rd tier and essentially means that Trust Inheritance will do everything for you. This is the most comprehensive service you can get.

You will be assigned a Solicitor, who will deal with the entire matter for you and will be on hand throughout. They will cover everything needed in order to finalise the Estate Administration and to ensure your legal responsibilities are adhered to.

The costs for this level of total support are 1.99% of the value of the estate subject to a minimum of £2,250 plus VAT.  This approach will work best for those that would prefer to let someone else deal with all the various bodies that need to be notified once someone passes away.  As a comparator these costs are typically half of what a bank would look to charge you.

What you need to do next

If you would like some help and either know which of the 3 tiered approach you would like to use, or would just like to chat through each to help you decide which is right for you; please call us on 0800 840 1187 or you can leave your contact details at the bottom of this page and someone will be in touch to help.