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When faced with administering a loved one’s estate, it can be quite challenging to obtain and complete the necessary probate forms in order to receive a Grant of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration.

Completing the appropriate probate forms is not something that many people come across very often and it is usually in very sad circumstances following a loved one’s death.

Knowing what probate forms to complete and trying to sort out the estate administration can be time-consuming and challenging.

However, you don’t have to do it all by yourself. We can help! Seeking help and assistance and delegating some aspects of your loved one’s estate to a firm of specialist solicitors like ourselves is perfectly normal.

By delegating the task of completing the necessary probate forms, obtaining a grant of probate and administering the estate hopefully you can find some time and space to concentrate on more important things such as starting the grieving process and coming to terms with your loss.

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We offer a free no obligation chat so you can discuss what the Probate costs will be. Simply call us free on 0800 3 10 11 12 or telephone 01536 276300 and ask for Adrian or Mandy at our Corby office or 01536 311690 and ask for James or John at our Kettering office. We would be delighted to discuss your situation with you.

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Free Legal Guides For DownloadWe offer a free, no-obligation guide called “How to Administer a Loved One’s Estate”. It’s packed with useful information and hints and tips on what to do and explains what the appropriate probate forms are. So if you are not sure what to do at the moment, and simply want some further information, then download our free information guide.

We hope you find this information of use.  We are a firm who specialise in dealing with completing probate forms and in obtaining grants of probate and estate administration work.  At Seatons, we offer a helpful and friendly service with low fees that provide exceptional value for money.  Please call us today for a free, no-obligation internet chat or use our online enquiry form.

Dealing With an Estate

Dealing with the estate of a family member or close friend can be daunting and confusing and at times can seem overwhelming. Initially, before any probate forms can be completed, it is important to find out who is responsible for administering the estate. If there is a Will, this will be the executor nominated in the Will.  If there is no Will, then the deceased will be said to have died intestate.  When this happens the law under the Administration of Estates Act 1925 lays down who can administer the estate, who inherits, and how much.  These are known as the Intestacy Rules.

Probate Forms

The probate forms can sometimes seem complex and daunting and in the case of a large estate where Inheritance Tax is payable or there is a family dispute we would always recommend that you seek advice from a firm of solicitors such as ourselves.  We at Seatons will happily help you with the probate forms.  Please call us on 01536 276300 for a free, no-obligation chat.

Types of Probate Forms

Probate forms normally consist of two types; firstly an Oath or Statement or a PA1 and secondly, the Inheritance Tax forms usually an IHT 205 or a IHT 400

PA1 Form

The PA1 Form is the probate form that is used when somebody makes an application for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration in their own name, without using a solicitor.  These forms can be downloaded from the internet.  What you always need to consider before downloading these forms is whether you want to apply for a Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration yourself or whether you want to instruct a solicitor to deal with it all for you.

Undertaking the Probate process yourself can be confusing, stressful and time-consuming and it is not easy dealing with the hassle of trying to work your way through these forms.  We at Seatons can help you apply for a Grant of Probate and our fees are very reasonable.  Please call us for a free, no-obligation chat and quote.


If you are applying for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration using solicitors then there is either a Statement or Oath for Executors (where the deceased left a will) or a statement or Oath for Administrators (where the deceased did not leave a will).

The Statement or Oath is a legal declaration to the court providing legal and factual information about the deceased in order to satisfy the court that the person applying for the Grant is legally entitled to do so.

Inheritance Tax Forms

Irrespective of how much a deceased’s estate is worth, an Inheritance Tax form must be completed and submitted with every application for a Grant of Probate (where there is a Will) or Grant of Letters of Administration (where there is no Will) to the Probate Court.  The Inheritance Tax forms are usually either an IHT 205 for small and simple estates where there is no Inheritance tax to pay or an IHT 400 if the estate is more complicated and there is Inheritance tax to pay.

IHT 207

If there is no Inheritance tax to pay (usually if the estate is under £325,000 per individual) then the shorter and simpler IHT 205 form can be completed and submitted.  You need to provide details and the values of the various assets and liabilities forming part of the deceased’s estate.   However, care needs to be taken when completing these forms particularly if the value of the deceased’s estate is in excess of £325,000 and/or if there is potentially Inheritance Tax payable on the estate. There are various other issues that you need to be careful of when completing the IHT form.

IHT 400

If it is likely that there is Inheritance Tax to pay on the deceased’s estate (i.e. if the estate’s value is in excess of £325,000 for a single person or £650,000 for a widow, widower or surviving civil partner) then the larger and more complex IHT 400 form needs to be completed and submitted.  We would always recommend that you should seek advice before completing the IHT 400 form.  We at Seatons will happily help you with the probate forms.  Please call us on 01536 276300 for a free, no-obligation chat.


The probate forms that are usually completed by a solicitor applying for a Grant and by someone applying as an individual are slightly different. For example, if someone applies without using a solicitor then a PA1 form is used but if a solicitor applies then a Statement or Oath is used instead.

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If you find the completion of the probate and inland revenue tax forms too difficult and the pressure and responsibility of sorting out a loved one’s estate too onerous, then please call us for a free, no-obligation chat. We would be happy to complete all the necessary probate and tax forms on your behalf and apply for the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration and if necessary deal with the administration of the estate and the overall probate process.  Please call us on 01536 276300 for a free, no-obligation chat.

For further information please call free on 0800 3 10 11 12 or telephone 01536 276300 and ask for Adrian or Mandy at our Corby office or 01536 311690 and ask for James or John at our Kettering office.

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