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When a loved one passes, it’s comforting to know a reliable, knowledgeable and professional solicitor can handle the legal and tax aspects of the deceased’s estate. Estate administration can be an intricate and time-consuming process. At Fentimans, we have managed dozens of estates across Solihull, Knowle and Dorridge, providing us with the necessary expertise and skill to deliver a thorough service.
The process is rarely straightforward, which is why at a time of grieving, it’s best to let a specialist Solicitor handle matters.
Estate administration first means obtaining the grant of probate before finalising and dealing with someone’s assets, including property, investments and possessions, as well as their legal and tax affairs, including bank accounts, paying inheritance tax and any outstanding debts before distributing to the beneficiaries of the estate. It can also include services as varied as:
• Finding new homes for pets.
• Cancelling utilities.
• Advising beneficiaries on tax implications.
• Notifying the postal service.
• Valuing and selling property in Solihull, Knowle and Dorridge.
Before we can begin the administration of an estate, we have to apply for a grant of probate. They are needed if an estate is worth over £5,000, if the property was in the name of a single person, or if a bank requires the grant of probate to release the estate’s funds.
We provide a comprehensive and professional service to ensure estate administration runs smoothly. For more information, contact us for an initial discussion on 01564 779459 or click here to enquire.