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    • graeme120
    • By graeme120 14th Jun 19, 4:51 PM
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    Grant of Probate document
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    • 14th Jun 19, 4:51 PM
    Grant of Probate document 14th Jun 19 at 4:51 PM
    Does anyone know if the copy of a grant of probate document, the ones you get when you pay £10 online can be used by conveyancers as proof, that grant of probate has been granted?
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    • Flugelhorn
    • By Flugelhorn 14th Jun 19, 5:48 PM
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    I think the key is that a certified copy - stamped (sealed) and signed - not sure that the purely online document is enough
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    • By graeme120 14th Jun 19, 5:52 PM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 5:52 PM
    Thatís what I thought, the problem is that I am buying a property, where the seller has had probate granted, but for some reason they have failed to provide the official grant of probate document so the whole chain is being held up because of it, I though the ones you could get online might be ok to use as proof.
    • Flugelhorn
    • By Flugelhorn 14th Jun 19, 6:26 PM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 6:26 PM
    found this - looks like it is still £10 but they need to apply by post to make sure it is sealed https://beyond.life/help-centre/admin-legal/how-to-get-a-copy-of-a-grant-of-probate/
    • graeme120
    • By graeme120 14th Jun 19, 7:07 PM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 7:07 PM
    Thanks very much, That looks like a good option, Iím just worried that, there is another issue as it looks like my seller should have the document, but for some reason is failing to provide it, chasing everyday can get very tiresome.
    • Flugelhorn
    • By Flugelhorn 14th Jun 19, 9:34 PM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 9:34 PM
    THe thing that would bother me is that some people seem happy to put the house on the market when they have applied for but haven't actually got the grant yet. Have you checked online that there is a grant of probate?
    • graeme120
    • By graeme120 14th Jun 19, 9:58 PM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 9:58 PM
    Yes heís got the grant of probate I even paid for a copy online, but it hasnít got a stamp. Heís saying heís waiting for the document through the post still, after 6 months! Donít know what to make of it all, itís getting stressful as we have someone nearly ready to move into our house after selling
    • Yorkshireman99
    • By Yorkshireman99 14th Jun 19, 11:19 PM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 11:19 PM
    Any copy supplied by the probate office has an embossed seal that proves the authenticity . That sufficient and does NOT need further certification.i believe that are going to change to a hologram.
    Last edited by Yorkshireman99; 15-06-2019 at 11:14 AM.
    • Flugelhorn
    • By Flugelhorn 15th Jun 19, 9:29 AM
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    • 15th Jun 19, 9:29 AM
    Any copy supplied by the probate has an embossed seal that proves the authenticity . That sufficient and does NOT need further certification.i believe that are going to change to a hologram.
    Originally posted by Yorkshireman99
    The online pdf form won't have the embossing or be able to have a hologram, looks like they need to get the paper copy from probate office.
    • Flugelhorn
    • By Flugelhorn 15th Jun 19, 9:31 AM
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    Yes heís got the grant of probate I even paid for a copy online, but it hasnít got a stamp. Heís saying heís waiting for the document through the post still, after 6 months! Donít know what to make of it all, itís getting stressful as we have someone nearly ready to move into our house after selling
    Originally posted by graeme120
    6 months! that is a bit excessive, I expect it is "lost in the post" - the original probate sent to me was in an unaddressed envelope, fortunately the Post Office opened it and then forwarded it to me, possible that the one he is after is in a heap somewhere - he (or conveyancer needs to chase this )
    • graeme120
    • By graeme120 15th Jun 19, 3:22 PM
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    Looks like the only way he can get it, is if he goes to the office in person, do you know if you have to go to the office where it was registered at, or will any one do? Also can anyone get one?
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