Since the introduction of the new online system, grants of probate are taking up to twelve weeks to finalise. When comparing this with the usual ten day turn around, it can’t be deemed entirely successful. This issue comes as higher probate fees are soon to be introduced, with many people concerned that the new system … Read more Delays of up to 12 weeks as probate moves online
The cost of original death certificates has risen from £4 per certificate to £11 – an increase of 175%. The rise took place just a week after the Government forged ahead with a new tiered system for probate fees. The flat fee of £215 will be replaced by a sliding scale that could see some … Read more 175% Increase in Death Certificate Cost as Probate Fees Rise
With the value of homes continuing to increase over the past decade, and with the majority of housing wealth now being owned by older households, inheritance tax (IHT) continues to be an issue for many, despite the introduction of the residence nil-rate band (RNRB). Recent figures have revealed that IHT receipts reached a record high … Read more Inheritance tax: is your estate covered?
Headed up by Joel Newman and Joel Weitzman, The Probate Practice is our NLP resident company which deals with the ‘Ins and Outs’ of Estate administration after a person’s death. As part of our Nyman Libson Paul group of companies, it is important that you know about the services we can provide to help our clients … Read more The Probate Practice
Cost of Probate set to plummet thanks to Accountants! Last week The Telegraph published an article looking at how the cost of executing a will is set to fall after accountants, such as our own Probate Practice, start to offer probate services. From next month, chartered accountants can apply to the ICAEW for a licence to offer probate … Read more News from The Probate Practice
If you’re a boyo in Wales, it seems as though you are more unforgiving than a bloke in London with what you are left in a will. 42% of men in Wales said they did not want to be left an old banger in a will, compared to 27% of men in London. The same … Read more Probate Practice News – From their Survey
Joel Weitzman, Director of The Probate Practice shares some of his thoughts and recent commentary on the growing importance of digital legacies. For more information please visit The Probate Practice or see more of their blogs by clicking here: Testators are increasingly being advised to leave clear instructions about their ‘digital legacies’ after their death.The latest … Read more From The Probate Practice – The Growing Importance of the Digital Legacy
This morning saw the Daily Mail publish a story online about The Probate Practice’s recent survey into Wills, Probate and items people would most like to/least like to inherit. The top five items people would NOT want to inherit are: 1. Pet 2. Well-worn furniture 3. Clothes 4. Old car 5. Holiday souvenirs Link … Read more Daily Mail feature for The Probate Practice!