Selling a House in Probate

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Enter a few details about yourself and your house to initiate an offer

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Our friendly team will contact you and arrange a valuation of your property

Step 3

We make you a formal offer and subject to your acceptance, we’ll instruct solicitors

What is Probate?

A grant of probate is required when a person dies and leaves their property, money, and other assets (Their Estate) in a will. 

Fast Cash Houses can help with the probate process from start to finish, we have a specialist legal team who will work alongside you and your family to get this processed. 

We can help in any situation, whether people involved are spread out across various countries, have family issues etc. We can help!  Please note, even if there is no Will left behind by the deceased, we can still help you claim your legal estate through other options, contact us for more information. 

How To Apply a Probate

Please note, applying for probate can be a very costly, complex, and stressful process. This is the reason we have a probate team in place to handle the complete process for you, start to finish. Please find below important information regarding Probate.

Please note that only executors named in the will of the deceased can apply for a grant of probate. If there are more than one, you only apply for probate once. 

Before you can apply for a grant of probate, it is essential that you calculate the value of the estate on the day your loved one died. 

This estimate needs to be included when you apply for a grant of probate, this information is then shared with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

For estates worth more than £325,000 and where Inheritance Tax is due, it is likely that you will need to pay Inheritance Tax to HMRC before you distribute the estate according to the requirements expressed in the will. 

If you estimate that the estate is worth around £325,000, you will need to provide a more accurate estimate of its value to calculate the Inheritance Tax liability. If you expect to owe tax on the estate, you will also need to submit an Inheritance Tax form to HMRC.

The value of an estate includes all the deceased person’s assets, minus any debts that need to be paid. Without a grant of probate, you will be unable to begin processes such as selling property, retrieving money from bank accounts etc. 

However, using the death certificate you shall be able to get information from Banks and Building societies of how much money is in the accounts, this will then help towards getting an accurate value of estate. In the case there is also property, we can assist in providing accurate valuations for you to use.

Selling a Home in Probate

Fast Cash Houses will buy your property in any condition, any location. We understand in many cases that deceased properties left behind are often not in the best condition, often requiring thousands of pounds to modernise and bring up to a good standard. 

However, we shall assist you every step of the way, we are able to purchase property in exactly the state they are in, even in cases where the deceased has left behind a lot of belongings in the property.

Probate Statistics

It is estimated that 1 in 10 properties sold across the UK are Probate properties. 

Key Will/Probate Dispute Statistics (IBB LAW Surverys)

  • 3 in 4 people are likely to experience a will, inheritance, or probate dispute in their lifetime.
  • Inheritance disputes among siblings are the most common form of dispute.
  • You’re more likely to experience a dispute in relation to your father’s will than any other relation.
  • The average age of the deceased whose will was disputed was 58.7 years.
  • 1 in 4 who disputed their inheritance said it was because the deceased was coerced.
  • 47% of survey respondents were set to inherit between £50k and £1 million.
  • The average amount recovered from will, inheritance or probate disputes was around £190k.
  • Almost 40% of people die with debts.
  • 1 in 3 disputes initiated by non-family claimants were said to be ‘colleagues’ of the deceased.
  • Men are 11% more likely to be involved in an inheritance dispute than women.
  • Men are likely to inherit more than women in a will.


How much does Probate Cost?

The cost of probate can vary depending on the complexity and value of the estate. Some solicitors can charge up to 3-5% of the estate value. 

For example, £300,000 in total left behind by a loved one could cost the beneficiaries up to £15,000. 

Please note, that all probate costs and legal fees are covered by Fast Cash Houses, this would not cost you a penny.




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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does Probate take?

Up to 16 weeks based upon Government Guidelines (This can very dependent on complexity of the application and h workloads of the High court) 

How much does Probate cost?

This can vary depending on the value of the estate, solicitors can charge 3%-5% of the value. Sometimes Fixed prices can be agreed ranging between £5,000 – £15,000.

Can you sell a property before a grant of Probate?

Unfortunately, not, to sell a property left to you by a deceased, you must have a grant of probate and be the executor of the will.

How long does Fast Cash Houses take to purchase the property once a grant of probate is issued?

The sale can be finalised within 24 hours of the grant of probate pending sellers have completed all relevant documentation beforehand. If the process was the begin after the grant of probate, we can purchase in as quickly as 7 days.

My parents/family have deceased and left me a property; can you help?

We have a specialist team in place to assist with deceased estate, we can help with will’s, probates, and anything related to property once someone passes away.

The house we have is in very bad condition, it requires complete refurbishment and is full of old furniture, beds, clothes and rubbish.

We can buy your property in whatever condition and take all the stress away from you. You do not need to do anything to the house.