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Probate

Administration of Estates

Through many years of experience, Hart Reade’s Probate Departments in Eastbourne, HailshamPolegate and Meads, in East Sussex are able to provide a sympathetic, thoughtful and efficient service in the administration of estates.

We ensure the process is carried out as quickly as possible and at a cost that is proportionate to the value of the estate and the complexity of the deceased’s affairs. We aim to involve the family and beneficiaries where appropriate and will provide them with all necessary information about the administration. We also provide a Probate Guide which gives a clear explanation of the legal process and terminology.

Help with Probate

We provide expert guidance on:

  • Arranging the valuation of the assets in the estate
  • Preparation of Probate papers and raising Inheritance Tax
  • Negotiation of Inheritance Tax with the Inland Revenue
  • Realisation and/or transfer of assets
  • Preparation of Estate Accounts and Tax Deduction Certificates for beneficiaries

Probate Solicitors in East Sussex

We are based in Eastbourne, Hailsham and Polegate in East Sussex, but with matters such as dealing with Probate and the administration of estates, we will always come and visit you in your own home, where necessary.

Income Tax rules make it particularly important for these matters to be dealt with efficiently, and with careful thought to the timing of amounts paid to residuary beneficiaries. We look to keep executors advised of progress and provide written confirmation of instructions received and advice given.

There are complex and delicate matters which can arise during an administration: claims against the estate, division of personal chattels and tax considerations where the interests of beneficiaries may not coincide. Our experience and the personal service we provide help to overcome such difficulties.

Probate Costs

For more information on costs please click here.

Contact Us

To discuss matters further or to make an appointment please contact us.

Eastbourne 01323 727321

Hailsham 01323 841481

Polegate 01323 487051

Meads 01323 407577