Administration of Estates
Through many years of experience, Hart Reade’s Probate Department in Eastbourne, Hailsham, Polegate 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 which 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 are able to offer a full range of services, whether that is dealing with matters up to obtaining the Grant of Probate or providing a full administration service. We will be pleased to discuss all options with you at the first appointment and can tailor our service to meet your needs.
Help with Probate
We provide expert guidance on:
- Advising on the assets which form part of the estate and arranging valuations of the assets
- Preparation of the Inheritance Tax papers and application for Grant of Probate
- Calculation of Inheritance Tax, advising on raising and paying the same and dealing with HM Revenue and Customs queries and processes
- Realisation or transfer of assets
- Preparation of Estate Accounts and dealing with tax issues during the administration period
Probate Solicitors in East Sussex
We are based in Eastbourne in both our South Street and Meads offices as well as Hailsham and Polegate in East Sussex, with matters such as dealing with Probate and the administration of estates. We will always be willing to come and visit you in your own home if your circumstances require.
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 and dealing with a wide variety of assets and institutions. Our experience and the personal service we provide help to overcome such difficulties.
To discuss matters further or to make an appointment please contact us.
Eastbourne 01323 727321
Hailsham 01323 841481
Polegate 01323 487051
Meads 01323 407577