Probate and Estate Administration


When someone dies there are many decisions and arrangements to be made. Unfortunately these often have to be made at a time of personal distress. You may require help with administrative and financial issues.

We will be happy to assist you or guide you at any stage through the complex and complicated area of administering the estate and reduce the pressures and worries of being an executor or administrator. We can help you to apply for a Grant of Probate, where there is a Will or a Grant of Letters of Administration, where there is no Will and the deceased has died intestate. We can also advise you in relation to a Deed of Variation where appropriate.

If you are in the unfortunate position where the estate has become contentious or there is an Inheritance (Provision for Family Dependants) Act 1975 claim, we are also able to help you.

  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Application for Grant of Probate
  • Grant of Letters of Administration and Intestacy
  • Preparation of IHT Accounts
  • Application for Transferable Nil Rate Band
  • Affidavit of Identity and Plight and Condition
  • Deeds of Variation
  • Wills and Probate Disputes

Transferable Nil Rate Band

On death, we each have a personal allowance (currently set at £325,000) meaning we do not pay inheritance tax on the first £325,000 of our estate.

The law now allows for a bereaved spouse to claim their late husband or wife’s unused personal inheritance tax allowance (known as the nil rate band). This means that there is potentially £650,000 worth of inheritance tax allowance on the death of the second spouse which can be claimed with the right help.

We can assist you by preparing your application to transfer any unused nil rate band (the inheritance tax free allowance on death) from your late husband, wife or civil partner’s estate which can result in significant tax advantages.

We will be pleased to discuss this with you and advise you whether you may be able to take advantage of this inheritance tax exemption.

Tyndallwoods' Team offers related services in EmploymentProperty LitigationDispute Resolution & LitigationCourt of Protection and DeputyshipPowers of AttorneyCare of the Elderly and InfirmTrusts and Trust ManagementWill DisputesWills.

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