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    • Ash Pole
    • By Ash Pole 13th Jan 19, 8:45 PM
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    How long before probate is granted
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    • 13th Jan 19, 8:45 PM
    How long before probate is granted 13th Jan 19 at 8:45 PM
    I handed the PA1A forms to the probate office a month ago. I haven't heard anything from them since. I know we've had Christmas but I didn't think it would take this long, is this unusual?
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    • Yorkshireman99
    • By Yorkshireman99 13th Jan 19, 9:20 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 9:20 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 9:20 PM
    I handed the PA1A forms to the probate office a month ago. I haven't heard anything from them since. I know we've had Christmas but I didn't think it would take this long, is this unusual?
    Originally posted by Ash Pole
    How long is a place of string? Nobody can tell you. It depends on the probate office and amount of work. You just need to be patient.
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 14th Jan 19, 2:42 AM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 2:42 AM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 2:42 AM
    often it is the IHT part that takes time

    Does it need HMRC sign off?
    • Tom99
    • By Tom99 14th Jan 19, 6:28 AM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 6:28 AM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 6:28 AM
    Did you fill in IHT205 or IHT400? Have you paid the IHT which is due straight away?
    • wizzywilc
    • By wizzywilc 14th Jan 19, 11:08 AM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 11:08 AM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 11:08 AM
    My recent experience is:
    PA1 and IHT 400 etc, plus request to bank to pay IHT direct, posted 1 November
    Grant of probate received 7 December.
    The Probate Registry was London.
    • Brynsam
    • By Brynsam 14th Jan 19, 10:44 PM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 10:44 PM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 10:44 PM
    Not unusual at all, especially with Christmas and New Year intervening.
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 15th Jan 19, 3:53 PM
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    • #7
    • 15th Jan 19, 3:53 PM
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    • 15th Jan 19, 3:53 PM
    You could phone the probate office concerned and ask what their current lead time is?
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