You are here: Home - Retirement - Retiring now - News -

Probate Service now accepts online applications

Written by:
The Probate Service is now accepting online applications, providing applicants fulfil certain criteria.

The new service is open to those where only one executor is applying, where there is an original will available, and where the person who died considered England or Wales their home.

The online application form is not currently open to solicitors and other professionals, but this will come later in 2017, along with a broader range of probate applications in the future.

The new online application form includes a new statement of truth to declare that the information provided is correct, removing the need to swear an oath in person. The fee can also be paid online removing the need to post a cheque to the Probate Service. There is also a ‘save and return’ function allowing users to save and revisit an application if they need to find further information.

The Probate Service said the new online application form should be easier to understand but executors will still need to produce the original will and two photocopies, the death certificate, any associated inheritance tax forms and figures, plus any other supporting documents relevant to the case.

The Probate Service has also set up a Helpline for those applying online – 0300 123 1072.

See’s Probate guide for more information.

There are 0 Comment(s)

If you wish to comment without signing in, click your cursor in the top box and tick the 'Sign in as a guest' box at the bottom.

Are you a first-time buyer looking for a mortgage?

Look no further, get the help you need by searching for your perfect mortgage

Insurance Experts: Are you fully insured? Click here to get a quote.

For a free quote or to speak with an insurance expert call 0800 1218744

Why you may want to rethink pension pot consolidation

Bringing all your pension pots in one place provides holders with fewer charges and ease of management. But he...

HSBC relaxes criteria for its premier account

HSBC has announced changes to its premier account, including a reduction in the annual income required for app...

Finally, some savings accounts beat inflation

The UK rate of inflation came in at 2.5% for March, which means finally, a number of longer-term fixed rate sa...

Ryanair jetting towards US flights for £10

Ryanair is on course to achieve its long-held ambition of offering transatlantic flights to the US – and the...

Investing in car parks: a good vehicle for income seekers?

As the search for income continues, many investors are turning to alternatives, with car parks becoming increa...

Tesco expected to post significant write-offs

Tesco is predicted to unveil the biggest loss in its 100-year history, according to analysts.

Results round-up: Companies to watch this week

Mulberry and more will face the music this week.

Product launches of the week

Select Property Group, Schroders, Leeds Building Society and more have exciting news this week.

Investing your money

Alliance Trust Plc gives you smart insight into how to invest your money

Money Tips of the Week

Read previous post:
House price rises driven by chronically low supply – Halifax

House prices continued their resurgence in September to hit a record high, according to the latest Halifax House Price Index.