We are frequently asked who can apply for probate. The answer ultimately depends upon whether there is a will or the Deceased died intestate. If the deceased left a will, it usually names one or more ‘executors’ who can apply for the grant of probate. If the named executor(s) do not want to act, someone else named in the will can apply (depending on a strict order of priority). This person is called ‘the administrator’ and they apply for a grant of ‘letters of administration with will’. If the deceased died without leaving a will (this term is called Intestate) a blood relative can apply for a grant of ‘letters of administration’. This would need to be the next-of-kin in order of priority. This person would be called the Administrator.
If you are unsure who can apply for probate, please contact us on1482 632564 or contact us via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org