Wills, probate and inheritance
6. Stopping a grant of representation
You can stop the issue of a grant of representation. This is called a caveat - it stops probate from going ahead, for example because of a dispute over who can apply for a grant of representation or whether a will exists. A caveat lasts 6 months.
How to enter a caveat
You must be 18 or over to submit a caveat. You can do it yourself, or use a solicitor or another person licensed to provide probate services.
Write to or visit any Probate Registry to enter a caveat.
The Probate Registry can’t give legal advice.
- a signed application for a caveat (form PA8)
- the full name, date of death and last address of the person who’s died
- a home address in England or Wales
It costs £20 to enter a caveat.