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Scotland - grant of confirmation questions

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lostinyonkers Sun 31-Jul-16 17:41:19

My lovely Dad died a month ago. We are in Scotland and the probate process, or grant of confirmation, is driving me demented. Ddad wasn't Rockefeller, but the estate is classed as large (over £36K hmm ) so we have to obtain confirmation.

He had a will, DMum is his sole beneficiary, and the assets are mainly their home (jointly owned with DMum), ISA, current bank account, a couple of small savings accounts, premium bonds and some shares (worth about tuppence ha'penny).

I completed the C1 and C5 forms, took them to the Sheriff's Court, and they were rejected because they weren't completed correctly. Now, I haven't been able to find anything online which shows exactly what wording to use - have used guidance forms off Scottish courts and GOV.uk websites, but there appears to be a lot of archaic legal language which has to be used, including on the doquetting of the will. I can't find examples of how to complete the forms anywhere.

I am reasonably bright, but this is doing my head in. Does anyone know if there are any websites that actually show examples of the completed forms.

Failing that, how much would a solicitor charge for doing the work?

K3vso Sat 11-Mar-17 00:28:19

Hi Lostinyonkers
I wondered if you managed to get your confirmation done? I am also in a very similar situation. My Dad died in August and my Brother and i are trying to help my Mum to complete the forms. Like you i am struggling in knowing what to write and include. I wondrered if you managed to do yours? Any advice you could give me would be a great help.
Thanks
Kx

user1487194234 Sat 11-Mar-17 07:56:51

You should be able to get a solicitor for around £500

purpleviolet1 Sat 11-Mar-17 07:59:44

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inheritance-tax-confirmation-c1

If you scroll down a bit in the supplementary section there is guidance notes on how to complete the form...

We are currently doing it via a solicitor as I'm about to give birth and move house so don't have the time/ energy to spend on it. They are charging approx £1200 in total.

K3vso Tue 14-Mar-17 20:20:30

Thanks for your quick responses.
We have had a look at the guidance notes and have starting filling things in, but one of the solicitors has gave us a price of £750 + vat and the sheriff's court fees on top so we are going to go with that.
I dont know why none of the other solicitors we contacted couldn't of gave us a quote. there loss.
Thanks again

balfron100 Sat 19-May-18 12:52:21

Had the same issue with completing the C1 form. Solicitors wont provide a quotation of likely costs, they really are a very untrustworthy lot to be doing business with. Found a solicitor eventually who gave me a good indication of cost and so far all is going well.
Don't accept this nonsense regarding charges, the process can be planned and quoted, if you can't get a clear indication of cost then DON'T use them.

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