If you’ve become aware of an estate where no Will has been left and there are no known next of kin, you’ll need to search for a suitable Administrator or refer the estate to the Government Legal Department.
Before considering referring an estate to the Government Legal Department and missing out on the commercial opportunity, it is worthwhile establishing whether there are next of kin with a prior claim to the Crown and give yourself the opportunity to administer the estate.
Our Administrator Search service is designed for solicitors that become aware of a death where no Will has been left and there are no known next of kin. We will conduct all of the work required to locate a relative who is willing and able to act as a Personal Representative, giving you the opportunity to then administer the estate. 95% of the potential Administrators we locate, go on to instruct our client.
This service is offered with 100% no risk. If we can’t find a Personal Representative who is willing to instruct you to administer the estate, then there is no fee to pay.
We recently helped our solicitor client identify the sole heir to a £250,000 estate. Our client wasn’t in touch with any next of kin so they didn’t have anyone to instruct them to administer the estate. We conducted our research and identified a nephew. He then went on to instruct our client to carry out the estate administration, and we only invoiced for our time spent once the Grant of Probate was obtained.
Furthermore, all Administrator searches include a free Certainty Will Search at no extra cost.
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Our dedicated team of experts are available Monday to Friday between 8am - 5.30pm to ensure a resolution is achieved smoothly and efficiently.
If we can’t find an Administrator willing to instruct you to administer the estate, then there is no fee to pay.
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