If for instance you have been assigned as an executor for the will of a certain person, you will need to apply for the grant of the probate to begin on dealing with their certain estate. If ever there will be no will, the task now of dealing with the real estate can simply fall to the closest relative of the person, who will now become known as the administrator. You have to apply for a different grant which is known as the letters of administration if that person will be you. Prior to application of either type of grants, you need to gather the necessary information about the estate and have to send it to the Probate Registry after. You can actually hire for the solicitor in order to aid you to do this thing instead of you or you can either have to do this all by yourself.
Make sure that you worked out whether a certain letter of administration or grant of a probate is needed or not. If you are in a doubtful level regarding this decision, you need to ask for the advice from the probate solicitor or from the HMRC to give you a good advice.
Next, if ever the grant probate will be required, you need to value the estate then. The paperwork of the deceased person must be processed to be able to work into the total value of the estate, having an accounts for any liabilities like for example the debts that is needed to be arranged or the payables for the inheritance tax. You have to send for the copy of the death certificate of the deceased person and the copy of the will, if there is any, to the institutions that is holding some or all of the assets of the dead person and then request for the last statement from each of them.
It is also best to see if the tax for the inheritance is due already. Sometimes, the inheritance tax or the IHT will actually be due once the value of the estate can exceed the threshold. The IHT threshold can actually be raised until it will include the unused allowance of the partner or the spouse if ever the dead person was a surviving spouse. You can be able to claim the unused IHT allowance once this will happen and on a pro-rate basis.
Once you already have valued the estate and then you have already worked on whether the inheritance tax can be payable, you will then need to fill in some forms to be sent to the Probate Registry.