Lockings Solicitors

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Get Expert Conveyancing and Probate Support — All in One Place

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22color%22%3A%22rgba%2849%2C68%2C85%2C0.70%29%22%2C%22font-family%22%3A%22Avenir%22%2C%22font-weight%22%3A%22400%22%2C%22font-style%22%3A%22normal%22%2C%22font-size%22%3A%2218px%22%2C%22line-height%22%3A%2227px%22%7D%7D”]After someone close to you has died if you find yourself as an appointed executor or administrator, the legal and administrative responsibilities of looking after their estate, paired with the emotional impact of losing them, can feel daunting. Rest assured, we can take the burden from you so you can be as involved as you want to be or you can manage.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22color%22%3A%22%23314455%22%2C%22font-family%22%3A%22Avenir%22%2C%22font-weight%22%3A%22400%22%2C%22font-style%22%3A%22normal%22%2C%22font-size%22%3A%2216px%22%2C%22line-height%22%3A%2224px%22%7D%7D”]Often, there is a property to sell. If this is the case, a probate conveyancing solicitor can help you to speed up a sale while checking you’re fulfilling all your obligations as a legal caretaker. For example, a solicitor may apply for a Grant of Probate on your behalf.

In addition to selling a probate property, you’ll likely seek other forms of legal support, such as advice on tax and help to manage other assets. Depending on your circumstances, you may even need a solicitor to help settle a will dispute. For this reason, hiring a full-service firm is a no brainer. Getting help from a firm with both probate and conveyancing experience will make the probate process seamless, as you can approach any problem with the same team of solicitors.

Lockings solicitors have years of experience in both conveyancing and probate matters. When representing an executor, both teams come together under one roof to cover every aspect of managing a relative’s estate.

As an executor, you’ll know that your conveyancing and probate needs are being met by those who know them best. Plus, we offer fixed fees on all our legal services to make getting started simple.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Make A Free Enquiry

Please call us on 01482 300 200 or complete a Free Online Enquiry and we will be delighted to help you.

“I was recommended Locking’s from my mother and I was not disappointed. They kept regular contact throughout my whole purchase, they were kind and answered every query quickly. Adele was a pleasure to work alongside and made the process of buying my first home very stress-free and easy. Couldn’t recommend Adele and the team enough. Will definitely be working with them again in the future. Thank you! ” – Jennifer[/vc_column_text][us_btn label=”our people” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lockin.gs%2Fabout-us%2F|title:About%20Us” style=”5″ css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22max-width%22%3A%22200px%22%2C%22min-width%22%3A%22200px%22%7D%2C%22mobiles%22%3A%7B%22max-width%22%3A%22100%25%22%2C%22min-width%22%3A%22300px%22%2C%22margin-left%22%3A%22auto%22%2C%22margin-right%22%3A%22auto%22%7D%7D”][us_btn label=”Contact us” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lockin.gs%2Fcontact-us%2F|title:Contact%20Us” style=”4″ css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22max-width%22%3A%22200px%22%2C%22min-width%22%3A%22200px%22%7D%2C%22mobiles%22%3A%7B%22max-width%22%3A%22100%25%22%2C%22min-width%22%3A%22300px%22%2C%22margin-left%22%3A%22auto%22%2C%22margin-right%22%3A%22auto%22%7D%7D”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22background-color%22%3A%22%23EBEBEB%22%2C%22padding-left%22%3A%2250px%22%7D%7D” el_class=”service_faq”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Probate Conveyancing FAQs” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title=”1. What is the process of selling a probate property?” tab_id=”1620377447718-01c513a1-8e81″][vc_column_text css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22font-size%22%3A%2216px%22%7D%7D”]Apart from the often very difficult emotional side, selling a probate property is much like selling any other property, except for a few complications. Before selling a probate property, you’ll need a Grant of Probate.

This process can take a few months to complete, but it must be done before you can move forward with a sale. You’ll also need to consider any disputes and outstanding debts before putting a property on the market.

On paper, selling a probate property is simple. However, the added obligations and the need for speed can make the transaction tricky particularly when you add in the very difficult emotions that are often experienced at this difficult time. By law, you’ll need to iron out some paperwork before you can go forward. However, it’s in your interest to not wait around too long, as vacant properties become more vulnerable to fraud and increasingly difficult to insure.

This is where probate conveyancing solicitors come in. Acting on your behalf, a solicitor can get the administrative ball rolling early so that you can close the sale as soon as possible. It can also be a relief to many in this position for understanding expert to take the load off you.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”2. What are my main responsibilities as an executor/administrator selling a probate property?” el_id=”1620377447764-7fbddfa9-1d93″][vc_column_text css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22font-size%22%3A%2216px%22%7D%7D”]When selling a probate property, there are many important things to take care of including informing the building’s insurance provider of the owner’s death (even if the property is tenanted), getting valuations of the property to gauge an average value price and obtaining the title deeds of a property if the property is not registered at the land registry (which it often isn’t when it’s been owned for a long time).

Expert help from solicitors who understand all the hoops you need to go through and can take the burden off your is something many in this situation really appreciate and we can help you with all of that.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”3.How can a probate conveyancing solicitor help me?” tab_id=”1620377566174-43ccafaa-6fb3″][vc_column_text css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22font-size%22%3A%2216px%22%7D%7D”]Our probate conveyancing solicitors can help speed up the process of a probate sale by investigating at an early stage anything that might slow things up later down the line.

The main things include checking if the property is registered at the land registry and locating and dealing with the deeds (which is a more complicated specialist process ) if it isn’t, reminding you of your obligation to get probate (our colleagues in our probate team can take care of this for you) and helping with the many questions our clients usually have in this often very difficult situation.

Advice on capital gains tax and managing other assets can all be dealt with by our colleagues in our probate team.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”4.Do I need a conveyancing solicitor or a probate solicitor?” tab_id=”1620377609716-0ebc5928-ffd2″][vc_column_text css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22font-size%22%3A%2216px%22%7D%7D”]While conveyancing solicitors take care of anything to do with the transfer of the property, probate solicitors are experts in managing estates which includes advising on the the tax and practical outcomes of any transfer. You can do the probate side on your own but our advice is to seriously think about whether you want the burden.

At least keep your options open by choosing a firm that can act on both if you change your mind, as well as offer other services you might need right now as an executor or in the future (if a dispute arises for example). At Lockings, we are a full-service firm with all areas of expertise relevant to probate sales firmly under our belt.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][us_btn label=”Have more questions? Speak to a probate conveyancing solicitor for a free, no-obligation chat” link_type=”onclick” style=”4″ align=”center” el_class=”popmake-931″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row height=”auto” width=”1″ columns_gap=”0″][vc_column stretch=”1″][us_page_block id=”1236″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row height=”auto” content_placement=”middle” css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22background-color%22%3A%22linear-gradient%28to%20right%2C%23FFF%2050%25%2C%20%231DB055%2050%25%29%22%7D%2C%22tablets%22%3A%7B%22background-color%22%3A%22rgba%28255%2C255%2C255%2C0.00%29%22%7D%2C%22mobiles%22%3A%7B%22background-color%22%3A%22rgba%28255%2C255%2C255%2C0.00%29%22%7D%7D” el_class=”service_form”][vc_column][vc_row_inner content_placement=”middle” css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22padding-top%22%3A%2280px%22%2C%22padding-bottom%22%3A%2280px%22%7D%2C%22tablets%22%3A%7B%22padding-top%22%3A%2280px%22%2C%22padding-bottom%22%3A%2280px%22%7D%2C%22mobiles%22%3A%7B%22padding-top%22%3A%220px%22%2C%22padding-bottom%22%3A%2250px%22%7D%7D”][vc_column_inner css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22margin-left%22%3A%22auto%22%7D%2C%22tablets%22%3A%7B%22margin-left%22%3A%22auto%22%7D%2C%22mobiles%22%3A%7B%22margin-left%22%3A%22auto%22%7D%7D” width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Speak up about Your Sale” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22color%22%3A%22%23314455%22%2C%22font-family%22%3A%22Avenir%20Black%22%2C%22font-size%22%3A%2240px%22%7D%7D”][vc_column_text css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22color%22%3A%22%23314455%22%2C%22font-family%22%3A%22Avenir%22%2C%22font-weight%22%3A%22400%22%2C%22font-size%22%3A%2216px%22%2C%22line-height%22%3A%2224px%22%2C%22margin-bottom%22%3A%2232px%22%7D%7D”]We want to hear about your probate sale, its progress and any concerns you have. In a free, initial call, probate conveyancing solicitors will chat to you about your situation and outline how we can help settle your relative’s estate.
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