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Filling in the short form below will instantly give you a set of initial estimates for the cost of probate on your property. These estimates will come directly from local suppliers who cover your area. You will also be provided with their full contact details, all within less than a second. You can then contact them directly and compare prices and services. Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly. There is no middle man.

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Short Summary of Terms & Conditions

This website will help you find suppliers who provide property services.  When you enter your details and press submit, the system will immediately give you the contact details of the suppliers covering your local area.  Where appropriate, initial estimates will also be instantly provided. You can then contact any of the suppliers directly. In addition, your details will be sent to each of the suppliers listed, so they will also be able to contact you. Your details will not be forwarded to any other third parties. Your email address is required but if you do not want to provide your telephone number, please enter 0000. Using this website will not commit you to placing any orders or paying any money. If you do place an order with one of the suppliers, you will be dealing directly with them.  In most cases there is no middle man. Suppliers on this website pay advertising fees to be listed, they do not pay any commission to Local Surveyors Direct. Before placing an order you should ensure that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance. You will receive an email from us requesting feedback a few weeks later. After that we will not use your details again.

Detailed Summary of Terms and Conditions

This agreement describes the terms and conditions of your use, as a Client, of our services provided under the domain and sub-domains of our websites.

For the purposes of this agreement these websites are all refered to as 'The Website'

By using these websites you are agreeing to be bound by this agreement and by our Privacy Policy

The Website

The Website is a tool to facilitate surveyors, engineers and the like (Members) to promote their services to Clients. Members provide information about themselves, their services and their fees (Members Information) which is stored on the Website.  Selected parts of Members' Information may be displayed on the Website and emailed to you in response to your enquires so that you can contact them.  Members will be informed by email whenever any of their information is displayed and/or emailed to you, along with your details so that they can contact you.  We are not involved in any discussions, negotiations or agreements between Members and Clients.

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We do not review or check the accuracy or legality of Member's Information.  You are responsible for checking that any Member's Information which you may rely upon is correct.  In particular before placing an order with a member it is your responsibility to ensure that the member has satisfactory qualifications, accreditations, experience and insurance suitable for your requirement.

In the event that any incorrect or misleading Member's Information comes to your attention you must inform us immediately, by email, so that we can request the Member to correct or remove it.

Member's Services and Estimates

Members must only offer to carry out work for which they are sufficiently knowledgeable, experienced, competent and able to carry out, taking into account all relevant factors, including the type of work, the age and type of the property concerned, and its geographical location (Services).  The offer of a Service or the provision of an estimate (Estimate) for a Service through the Website is based on limited information and does not constitute a contract or binding offer.

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Any information which you provide about yourself to the Website is known as Client Information, and you warrant that this is genuine and correct.  You agree that any Client Information may be passed to Members to allow them to promote their Services to you.  Client Information will be treated with full confidentiality and will not be passed to any other third party.

Continuous Operation

We will use our reasonable endeavors to ensure that the Website and Members Information is always available to Clients.  However, we cannot and do not guarantee a continuous, uninterrupted operation as this could be affected by many factors beyond our control as well as our need to maintain and further develop the Website. 

Improper Use

You must use the Website only for the purpose of obtaining information about Members and their Services, and Estimates for their Services in respect of genuine enquiries.  You must not use the Website in any improper manner or for any fraudulent purpose, nor with the intention of doing so.

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You must ensure that you do not upload any computer viruses, macro viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything which could interfere with the normal operation of the Website or any other computer, or which could intercept, access, gather or export data from the Website.

Liability

In the event that you have any grievance, complaint or claim against a Member, you agree to pursue this directly with the Member, without involving us. We would request that you do inform us of any such event so that we can take any other actions that we feel appropriate.

Limitation of Liability

Nothing in this agreement shall limit or exclude our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence. Subject to this, we will not be held liable for any loss or damages arising out of this agreement or the operation or non operation of the Website.

Revisions

This agreement may revised at any time, without notice, by displaying the revised agreement on the Website.

Notices

Notices to us must be delivered to our registered office, The Stables, Rear of 60 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XS.

Notices to you will be sent to the email address or postal address which you have provided.

Governing Law

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. If any provisions of this agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck out and the remaining provisions shall remain. 

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Filling in the short form above will instantly give you a set of initial estimates for the cost of probate on your property. These estimates will come directly from local suppliers who cover your area. You will also be provided with their full contact details, all within less than a second. You can then contact them directly and compare prices and services. Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly. There is no middle man.

What is probate?

Probate is the process of sorting out the estate of someone who has recently died – their money, possessions and final wishes. A will can be executed without professional help but many people employ a solicitor to ease the burden. You can use this price comparison website  to obtain estimates for probate services in your local area.  Some firms charge a fixed fee while others may charge an hourly rate or percentage of the value of the estate. It makes sense to compare fees before employing a firm to administer probate.

The process

To obtain the right to take over a deceased person’s affairs it is necessary to apply for a grant of representation from the Probate Service. It establishes who can legally collect money from bank and building society accounts well as any shares or other investments belonging to the person who died.

The purpose of probate – from the Latin verb “probare” which means to test or examine - is to provide proof of all the assets and liabilities of a person who has just died. You will need to work out how much the estate is worth and if any inheritance tax is owed.  Tax is payable at 40% of any amount over £325,000.

The process is likely to involve dealing with bank and building societies, contacting insurance companies, valuing assets, finalising pension arrangements, making an inheritance tax return to HM Revenue and Customs (even if no tax is owed), paying all liabilities and distributing the remaining estate in accordance with the terms of the will.

Is probate always needed?

If the deceased had less than £5,000 in their accounts, some banks and  building societies may only need to see the death certificate.  However, if the estate is worth more you will always need to obtain the grant of probate.

Who can apply for probate?

Usually the person named in the will as executor. Where there is no will, the next of kin will usually take on the responsibility. No-one can receive their inheritance from the estate of someone who has died until probate has been granted.

Should I use a solicitor?

There is no legal requirement to involve a solicitor. However, the probate process involves lots of form-filling and can take months. Those who don’t have the time or energy to do all the work themselves may benefit from the services of an experienced solicitor.

The executor or next of kin who applies for a grant is personally liable for any mistakes. Using professional probate services is one way to reduce the burden and avoid errors.

Do you provide Probate Services?

If you provide Probate Services and you would like to apply for a free trial of Local Architects Direct, please click here

Customer Feedback

Please see below for some Customer Feedback:

Excellent service. The EPCs were provided extremely swiftly. Many thanks
Julius, Maida Vale
Found this surveyors very professional and very helpful. Went through report and explained anything I didn't understand and gave his opinion/advised on what to do next.
Val, Dartford
Matt Fay completed a great job for us. We were provided with a clear overview of what he was doing. Matt was a very friendly person and clean worker. He arrived on time and completed the job quickly having discussed recommendations fully. Highly recommended.
Simi, Mossley
Very quick response via email, when I enquired about an inspection. Very professional. Explained everything to me in plain English and answered any queries I had.
Melinda, Northants
Delighted with the prompt response by Adrian. Visited our home, listened to our thoughts and ideas on structural changes. Adrian provided invaluable advice and guidance. Would throughly recommend for a very personal and professional service.
Maggie, Stamford Bridge

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