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What is Probate?

If someone you know has passed away and left behind a Will, then the process of dealing with it is called probate. The ‘executor’ of the Will is responsible for dividing up the deceased person’s estate according to their wishes. You will need to apply for a Grant of Probate to do this.

On average, the probate process takes between 6 months – 1 year. This is because there are several pieces of paperwork to fill out, and it can take over a month to be given a Grant of Probate after submitting the application. The time taken will also vary depending on the complexity of the Will.

Some of the most common steps involved with probate include:

  • Calculating the value of the estate
  • Repaying any outstanding debts, such as a mortgage, loan or credit card
  • Making sure inheritance tax is paid correctly
  • Paying any costs involved with the funeral
  • Distributing the Will to beneficiaries

Once these steps are completed, you’ll be able to begin the process of selling your inherited property. is here to help aid you in that process with our team of experts. 

When you inherit a property through the probate process, it can make things a tad more complicated. If you inherit it outright, then it is entirely your choice about what happens with it – but if you own it in partnership with other people, you will need to agree on a decision together.

You are not alone if you decide to sell a property that you inherit through probate. Often, distance, time, money or emotions can cause people to sell the house – and can make this a quick, pain-free process for anyone in Liverpool.

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation valuation of your probate property.

How Long Does Probate Take in Liverpool?

Probate usually takes between 6 – 12 months, although there are certain scenarios where it can be much quicker than this.

Firstly, if an estate’s value is less than £5,000, then probate is not legally required. You will also not need to carry out probate if your loved one owned their property in a joint mortgage with someone else – as if this other person is still alive, it will automatically transfer into their name.

You can even sidestep probate if the person’s estate only consists of cash and personal belongings.

There are steps you can take to speed up the probate process. Hiring a solicitor that is well known for being efficient, and who has years of experience in the area, is likely to be faster than doing it yourself. You should also try to arrange the correct documentation as soon as possible – for example, your loved one’s birth certificate, death certificate and Will.

Probate does not necessarily take any longer in Liverpool than elsewhere in the UK. It largely depends on the complexity of the Will, how proactive you are with getting everything filled out, and the efficiency of the experts that you bring in to help you.

Why Sell Probate Property in Liverpool?

Demand for properties in Liverpool is high.

Lots of people consider it an excellent city to invest in – and that means that, when the time comes to sell your probate property, you should be able to get a reasonable price for it.

If you have inherited a probate house in Liverpool, but do not live near to the city, then it could be challenging to keep travelling back and forth. 

Family or work commitments might make it impossible for you to visit the city regularly – so, unless you hire a letting agency to rent it out on your behalf, selling could be your best option.

In some cases, people inherit a property with the clear instruction that it should be sold. It may have been your loved one’s desire for you to cash in on the house – in which case, it could feel like your responsibility to fulfill their wishes.

Whatever the circumstances, can help.

Sell to a Cash House Buyer in Liverpool

Selling your probate house does not need to cause you stress.

Cash house buyers like in Liverpool can purchase the property from you within 7 days. We have done this dozens of times in every part of the city.

Once the Grant of Probate has been approved, you might want the sale to be completed as quickly as possible. A cash house buyer is ideal in this scenario.

You can avoid significant costs, such as estate agent commission and conveyancing fees, when you sell to us. You can also access the funds within a couple of weeks, rather than waiting months or years, which can be valuable if you need to use the money quickly.

So, whether you have inherited a property in Bootle, Vauxhall, Kirkdale, Tuebrook or anywhere in between – you can count on to buy it extremely quickly.


Should I Rent Out My Inherited House in Liverpool?

There is no doubt that Liverpool is an exciting, ‘up-and-coming’ city in the UK. Lots of people are moving to Liverpool to enjoy the career, education and cultural opportunities that it offers, along with the amazing people.

Recent figures suggest that there are over 54,000 households currently renting in Liverpool. The average rent in the city is £841 per month, which means that if you have inherited a ‘typical’ property which is in a reasonable area, at a medium size, this is the income you can expect to make a monthly basis.

You should consider several factors when deciding whether to rent out your probate property.

Firstly, if you have experience letting out houses, then this could come easier to you than someone who has never done it before. You might also feel better if you have inherited the house along with a few others, as you can support each other and ‘chip in’ as you start the journey of renting out your property.

On the other hand, if you live a long way away from Liverpool, then renting it out might be more trouble than it’s worth. Some letting agencies can take over many responsibilities for you, but is not always easy to find a trustworthy company – and even then, your profit margins might be minimal.

It is important that all affected parties are included in conversations about what to do with an inherited house. In an ideal world, you will find the best solution for all parties.

If you and any other family members decide to sell your inherited property, then can take it out of your hands within 7 days.

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation valuation.

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