Aston Brooke have a wealth of experience providing specialist assistance regarding residential conveyancing in Harrow, London, Middlesex, Southampton, Eastleigh, and our recent acquired department from Jeary & Lewis Solicitors in Chippenham, Wiltshire, Swindon.
What is Residential Conveyancing?
Our Chippenham department recently acquired from Jeary & Lewis Solicitors have been advising clients for more than two decades in all kinds of property transactions. In that time, we have built a reputation for providing quality advice at a competitive rate. We are well respected in the Chippenham, Wiltshire and Swindon area and known for our no-nonsense approach. We know how stressful buying and selling a house can be and our team will ensure that the transaction is as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Whatever your legal property problem is, we can help. We offer all types of advice on Property Law, from buying and selling properties to lease extensions and shared ownership schemes. We aim to make it straight-forward and hassle free. No legal jargon. It’s what keeps our clients coming back to us, time and time again.
Residential Property Conveyancing Solicitors
Aston Brooke have a wealth of experience and has continuously excelled in providing specialist assistance regarding residential conveyancing in all our offices, Harrow, Eastleigh and recently acquired one from Jeary & Lewis Solicitors. You can rely on the best possible advice and support as our expertise mean we know what matters the most to our clients.
Wills & Probate
There are many ways in which Aston Brooke can assist with the probate process ranging from limited fixed fee guidance on certain aspects such as assistance with form filling and procedures, to dealing with the entire estate administration process – especially where the assets and liabilities are complex, inheritance tax may be payable, or there may be missing beneficiaries or trusts involved.
Our approach is entirely flexible ensuring that you have the level of help and support you need rather than the more “traditional” approach of only offering to deal with the whole matter at a percentage cost of the value of the estate.
With more than 60% of the population in the UK dying inate (without having made a Will) it is essential to plan for the future and properly provide for family and friends. By making a will you also maximise tax savings and avoid leaving financial affairs and distribution of assets in chaos. We support our local community in Harrow, London, Middlesex, Southampton, Eastleigh, and our recent acquired department from Jeary & Lewis Solicitors in Chippenham, Wiltshire, Swindon.
How can we help?
Aston Brooke’s specialists in our recently acquired office from Jeary & Lewis Solicitors in Chippenham will guide you every step of the way and will offer you tailor made advice. We recommend clients to change their Wills every 3-5 years as personal circumstances change. We can provide legal advice and assistance in a variety of issues which include:
- Preparing, reviewing and amending wills
- Inheritance tax planning
- Estate planning
- Advising on issues in Wills such as guardianship, adoption and divorce
- Advising on contested wills
- Advising on trusts
The Probate Process
When someone dies, it is important to local the Will as soon as possible in order to establish whether the deceased made any funeral wishes in his Will and who is appointed as the Executor. The family then deals with the funeral and with registering the death at their local Registrar. Often a family member (spouse or children) is appointed as the Executor in the Will. The Executor’s powers comes from the Will and in certain circumstances in order for the Executor to deal with the estate, he will need to apply for Probate.
Administering an estate takes time and so it can take from 6 months to a year if it is a straightforward estate or years if it is more complex.
If there is a Will, the estate will pass to the people named in the Will. If there is no Will, the Intestacy Rules will apply meaning that certain people will inherit. Our offices including our recently acquired Wills & Probate department from Jeary & Lewis Solicitors will be able to help you with any queries you may have.
How can we help?
We can assist in a variety of ways:
- Help determine the size of an estate for Probate and Inheritance Tax purposes
- Prepare an application for the Grant of Representation on your behalf and help lodge the required forms with the relevant organisations to collect monies due to the estate and settle any outstanding debts#
- Advise on deeds of gift or deeds of variation
- We can arrange the transfer or sale of any shares and our Residential property team can handle the sale of any property or land owned by the deceased.
Aston Brooke in Harrow, Eastleigh and our recent acquired department from Jeary & Lewis Solicitors in Chippenham can also assist you in case the deceased left no Will and an Administrator will have to be appointed in order to apply for Letters of Administration. This is when the Intestacy Rules come into place in order to establish who is entitled to inherit.