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Probate Service

The Probate Service is part of Her Majesty’s Court Service which administers the system of probate, which gives people the legal right to handle the estate (for example, money, possessions and property) of a deceased person. Many members of the public obtain probate without using a probate...

Property Information Form

The Property Information Form, or TA6, is a form filled out by the vendor of a property. It is designed as a space for the vendor to provide information on the property directly to the buyer and streamline the property transaction.

Penthouse

A penthouse is a structure on top of a building that does not use up the entire roof area. They are often built on city skyscrapers and may be sold or rented as luxury apartments. Penthouses often contain private balconies, terraces or gardens because they are built away from the main walls of the...

Pre-contract stage

The pre-contract stage is when conveyancing solicitors research as much information as they can for the pre-completion stage. This period of the conveyancing process for residential property is normally completed over a period of four to six weeks. However, delays can occur if solicitors find any...

Proprietor

In a conveyancing procedure, the proprietor is the registered owner of a property or a defined area of land. Evidence of this should be displayed in an Official Copy Register Entry. A proprietor is usually the selling party and this will be outlined in the contract of the conveyancing transaction....

Per stirpes

If a property is to be divided 'per stirpes' among the children of a deceased person, then each child takes an equal share. If a child has predeceased the deceased that child's children will take equally between them the share that the predeceased child would have taken....

Permanent home

The country where a person intends to live for the remainder of their life. It is the country whose laws decide, for example, whether a Will is valid, or how the estate of a person who has not made a Will is dealt with when they die....

Probate Registrar

The title given to the senior civil servant at each Probate Registry in England with the jurisdiction to make decisions relating to estates and the administration of estates....

Probate Forms

When applying for Probate an application must be submitted to the Probate Registry office. Your probate forms must be sent to the Controlling Registry Office responsible for the venue where you wish to be interviewed in connection with the Probate application. Click here for a list of venues. The...

Probate Application

When someone dies leaving an Estate worth at least £5, 000 an application should be made for Probate (where the deceased left a valid Will) or Letters of Administration where was no valid Will). The application must be submitted to the correct Probate Registry office, depending on where the...