• Wills, probate and inheritance

    Sorting out a deceased person's affairs - get a grant of representation, become an executor and distribute an estate - and if there's no will

  • Inheritance Tax

    Inheritance Tax (IHT) is paid when a person's estate is worth more than £325,000 when they die - exemptions, passing on property and transferring thresholds

  • Valuing the estate of someone who's died

    When someone dies, you need to find out the value of the estate to see if Inheritance Tax is due - valuing the estate, reliefs, gifts, joint assets, stocks and shares, trusts and deductions

  • Intestacy - who inherits if someone dies without a will?

    Find out who is entitled to a share of someone’s property, possessions and money if they die without making a will

  • Paying Inheritance Tax

    How to pay Inheritance Tax: get a reference number, payment methods, use the deceased's bank account, National Savings and Investments, government stock

  • Trusts and taxes

    A trust is a way of managing assets (money, investments, land or buildings) for people - types of trust, how they are taxed, where to get help