Probate Court delays as Grant applications surge

It is being reported that Courts received around 500 extra probate applications per week in August, than in the period before coronavirus. Practitioners are reporting delays of 10-12 weeks in receiving Grants which can cause considerable delays in administering estates.

A particular worry is for those estates selling a house as part of a chain of property transactions where delay in getting the Grant may mean the whole chain falls apart.  If this is you, contact our Life Planning Team and they can help with expedited Grant applications aimed at getting a Grant fast so that planned transactions can go ahead.

Call us on 01904 624903 or email solicitors@guestwalker.co.uk and ask for our Life Planning Department

Hudda Morgan

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