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Wills, Inheritance & Succession
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed as an introduction, or a refresher to those who need one, of the process to obtain a grant of representation in non-contentious probate. It deals with how probate works, who may apply for a grant and how Inheritance Tax is to be dealt with.

After completing the course you will:
  • Know why a grant of representation is required;
  • Know who is entitled to apply for a grant;
  • Know the reporting obligations placed upon a personal representative to HMRC;
  • What assets have to be reported and when a charge to Inheritance Tax will arise;
  • Know who is liable to pay IHT if it falls due;
  • Know what paperwork has to be submitted to obtain a grant.
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987.

This podcast is about the process for obtaining a grant of representation following someone’s death where the solicitor is acting for the estate and advising the personal representatives.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-11-30

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