Probate timeline after acknowledgment

Hi. Does anyone roughly know how long probate takes after it’s been acknowledged. Thankyou. 
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  • FrogletFroglet Forumite
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    I guess it depends on how simple or complicated the answers you gave are,and whether they need proof,e.g. savings,house value etc.I sent mine,online,followed by the will and death certificate by post,almost 2 weeks ago.got the acknowledgement and death certificate returned to me last week.I'll keep you posted.
  • p00hsticksp00hsticks Forumite
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    I think it's one of those questions that depends on how long your piece of string is. I had the email acknowledging receipt of the will and the one saying that probate had been granted within about two minutes of each other, with the paper grants arriving by post a few days later. This was last June.
  • Zoel81Zoel81 Forumite
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    Thankyou. I’m waiting to complete on a house that’s going through probate, they have a probate solicitor dealing with it. Apparently it was acknowledged on the 2nd December so 8 weeks ago but still no probate. Frustrating to say the least. 
  • ThrugelmirThrugelmir Forumite
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    Little would have happened over the Xmas / New Year period. Likewise it's been peak pandemic time with many people absent from their jobs. 
  • rjandhlrjandhl Forumite
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    I filed online a couple of weeks ago,  forms completed on a Thursday, acknowledged on Wednesday and granted a few minutes later.  Eight days total from completing online and receiving the paper copy of the Grant of Probate.

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    rjandhl said:
    I filed online a couple of weeks ago,  forms completed on a Thursday, acknowledged on Wednesday and granted a few minutes later.  Eight days total from completing online and receiving the paper copy of the Grant of Probate.

    hi did this include sending the paper copy of will and death certificate off? Also at the end of the proabte forms they want all 3 executors to sign a form, how do you do that online? or does it get sent with the will and D.cert? im just preparing to start the process

  • FrogletFroglet Forumite
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    Froglet said:
    I guess it depends on how simple or complicated the answers you gave are,and whether they need proof,e.g. savings,house value etc.I sent mine,online,followed by the will and death certificate by post,almost 2 weeks ago.got the acknowledgement and death certificate returned to me last week.I'll keep you posted.
    Update,got the email yesterday to say probate was granted.So it took 31 days,not too bad really.
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    rjandhl said:
    I filed online a couple of weeks ago,  forms completed on a Thursday, acknowledged on Wednesday and granted a few minutes later.  Eight days total from completing online and receiving the paper copy of the Grant of Probate.

    hi did this include sending the paper copy of will and death certificate off? Also at the end of the proabte forms they want all 3 executors to sign a form, how do you do that online? or does it get sent with the will and D.cert? im just preparing to start the process

    I think they've changed some of the details at the start of this year ,but when I did it last year, I filled the form in online, and had to provide contact details (email and mobile number) for the other executor. they then sent them an e-mail link and phone OTP and they had to go in and agree to the details I'd provided - I couldn;t carry on with the application unti they;d done that. There was a form that I could print off and get their signature on to confirm that they'd done it, but there was no requirement to send it off - my understanding is that it was just another safeguard for me in case they later claimed that it wasn;t them.

    My timeline was simialr to rjandhl - I completed the online application on a Thursday, posted the will by Special Delivery on the follwing Monday, got confirmation that it had been granted on the Thursday and the paper grants arrived the following Monday. We didinlt need to send a death certificate, but I think this may be because it was awhiel before we applied and so the death was on the national register by then.

  • muchtoomuchmuchtoomuch Forumite
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    Hello, Can anyone help with applying for Probate without a solicitor, I am the Executor of my late brother in law's will. How difficult is it ?
  • shiraz99shiraz99 Forumite
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    Hello, Can anyone help with applying for Probate without a solicitor, I am the Executor of my late brother in law's will. How difficult is it ?
    It might be easier if you create your own thread so others can direct advice specifically to you. All I can add is that a lot depends on your BIL's will and his estate. If it's all pretty straightforward then the probate application should be too.
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