We offer a “grant only” and a “full administration” service and generally work on the basis of agreed fixed charges based on the size of the estate, the extent and complexity of the work involved, and any complicating features (for example, urgency, unresolved tax issues, questions over the meaning and effect of a Will, missing beneficiaries etc).
While the process may appear straightforward, the responsibility and administrative burden can be great and an executor/administrator may be personally liable for any loss to the estate. We can relieve much of that burden and can advise on the technical, legal, and tax issues which may arise, ensuring that the estate is properly administered.
We are also happy to see if we can help acting executors or administrators with queries arising during the course of an administration, and we can advise on post death variations to a Will or intestacy (which may have possible tax advantages if completed within 2 years of the death).
Note: Although we can transfer land to beneficiaries, we are not conveyancers and do not sell or buy land.