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What Is Estate Administration?

This is the term used to cover everything that needs to be done to deal with an estate. It involves establishing the assets and debts of the estate.

The estate’s money or assets are used to pay off any bills or loans that are left (including inheritance tax, funeral costs and the costs of dealing with the estate administration).

Remaining assets are distributed according to the Will. If there is no Will, then the estate gets paid according to the rules that say who inherits in these circumstances (known as the Rules of Intestacy).

The tax affairs of the person who has died will also need to be finalised.

Other questions we get asked about Wills & Probate

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Who Can Make A Statutory Will?

The Court has to give permission for a Statutory will. Statutory wills can be made by Deputies appointed by the …

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If I Appoint My Solicitor As The Sole Executor, Is There A Charge For This?

Yes, the solicitor is allowed to charge reasonable costs for acting as an executor. The usual charges are between 1½ …

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How Do I Make A Statutory Will?

You need to make a statement saying why you think the Will should be written as you suggest. The Court …

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Do I Have To Act As Executor If I Am Named In The Will?

No, you do not have to act as an Executor. You have a couple of options. Your first option is …

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Is There Anyone Who Can’t Make A Will?

To make a Will you must be over the minimum age limit and have “testamentary capacity”. This means you must …

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What Should I Do If My Loved One Has Died?

Firstly you will need to break the news to friends and relatives, register the death and organise the funeral. It …

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Can I Name People To Look After My Children If I Were To Die Before They Reach 18?

You can appoint one or more relatives or close friends to act as guardians and assume parental responsibility. Always discuss …

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What is a Personal Representative?

A personal representative is simply another name for someone who is an Executor or if there is no Will, is …

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Rachel SteadRachel Stead
13:19 26 Nov 23
Can’t recommend Catteralls enough. Eleanor, Claire and her team have just helped us with a recent house sale. They were quick and efficient with responses. Even with me ringing and emailing plenty (very annoying) but nothing was too much for them. They did all things on our side promptly and kept us in the loop at all times. Will be recommending them and using again in future if needed.Thanks so much.Rachel and Harry.
Russ TebayRuss Tebay
17:20 04 Nov 23
Good service at a reasonable price
Andrew ElsbyAndrew Elsby
07:30 16 Oct 23
Personal touch. Well organised and knowledgeable.
Allison RobinsonAllison Robinson
13:53 02 Oct 23
We used Catterall's for the sale of a property and had excellent service throughout. Everything was done promptly, efficiently and accurately. We had experienced lots of errors with a previous firm and saw a marked contrast in the quality of service and professionalism from Catteralls. Danielle and Sue were knowledgable and helpful and were able to answer questions about the errors from the purchase of the property with a different firm so that we could move forwards quickly with the sale. Prices were reasonable and competitive but I would choose the firm again regardless of price because of the experience. It is the second time we have used the firm (previously for a different purchase) and I can highly recommend them.
gedlainggedlaing
08:59 17 Sep 23
My wife and I engaged Catteralls Solicitors conveyancing services to both sell our old house and to buy our new house. We can thoroughly recommend their services in this regard. In particular we would like to give excellent feedback to Ms Eleanor Parkin, our Conveyancing Executive at Catteralls, who dealt with us throughout the buying and selling process. Some aspects of that process became problematic but Eleanor went above and beyond that which was expected of her and ensured that any problems were resolved effectively and efficiently to ensure a smooth completion. Our engagement with her was always friendly and professional and we would be happy to recommend her professional services to others. Thank you, Eleanor!
Caroline WilsonCaroline Wilson
13:13 25 Jul 23
Thank you Catteralls for helping us with our recent house sale!! I will certainly recommend you to family and friends.Catteralls would be the first solicitor I came to if I needed any help in the future! Thanks again for everything. Fantastic communication, making a hard time in our lives that much easier. I can not fault a thing.☺️
ChoozersChoozers
22:51 17 Jun 23
I've used these for the sale of a rental property and my will and am also currently using them for a purchase of a residential property. Used them because my usual solicitors let me down. I can't comment on price because I didn't really shop around. A family member recommended them, and they've been good for me so far. Here, I've never felt like I haven't been able to speak to someone when I've needed to and they've always been on hand to explain anything I didn't understand. So far so good.
Kevin SlatteryKevin Slattery
09:53 08 Jun 23
Jenny and her team, saved the day after our sale and purchase almost fell through due to the poor performance of our previous solicitor. She was responsive, highly efficient and keep us informed throughout the whole process. We would only use Catteralls for any future conveyancing requirements. Many thanks Jenny, Sarah and the rest of the team!
RachelRachel
14:24 09 Mar 23
Jess looked after my case. It was most helpful in that I was able to do everything via email, so all I had to do on the day was sign some paperwork, therefore only needing to make the one visit, which was perfect for me.Jess was efficient & organised and made the process a smooth one.Thanks Jess I appreciate all you did for me. 🙂
Aneka RandallAneka Randall
17:04 09 Dec 22
Paul and his team have worked on our sale and purchase. The team have all worked extremely hard, going above an beyond. Everyone in the chain has commented how efficient they have been. I will certainly recommend to family and friends and would be the first solicitor I came to if I needed any help in the future! Thanks again.
Jade NuttJade Nutt
20:07 02 Nov 22
Jenny and her team were brilliant with our house sale and purchase. They answered all our queries, made sure we understood everything and kept things moving along. We are very great full for your hard work! Thank you!
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