Changes to applications for Probate


Applying for Probate comes with a significant amount of form filling and it is important to make sure the correct information is included.  It can be a complicated procedure and there are set to be changes to the process in the New Year.

From the 1 January 2022 the Inheritance Tax (Delivery of Accounts) (Excepted Estates) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 will come into force changing the way certain applications are made.

MyHMCTS is an online management system for legal professionals and is used to manage, submit and pay for online applications. In order to implement the new regulation HMCTS has asked that during the period from 1 January to 12 January 2022 probate applications for excepted estates are not submitted.

After 12 January 2022 an administrator for a person domiciled in the United Kingdom with an excepted estate who dies on or after 1 January 2022 will no longer need to complete forms IHT205 and IHT217. MyHMCTS will continue to request the following information:

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Please note the above is for information purposes only and is intended to be a short summary.  It should not be treated as a comprehensive guide and should not be acted on without qualified legal advice.