Estate Administration

Your assets in the hands of specialists

  • Guarantee your estate is handled professionally and compassionately
  • Pass on any information to our executors and we’ll ensure your demands are met
  • Stop family members from suffering the stress that comes with estate admin
  • Help your loved ones during a difficult time by taking the estate off their hands
  • Enjoy your estate receiving the best possible care and management

Do you need Estate Management?

Your estate is everything that belongs to you: your home, your money, your possessions, your accounts. All of these assets have to go somewhere when you pass away, and by writing a Will and/or setting up a Trust, you can determine exactly which bits of your estate go where.

But of course, there needs to be someone to supervise the allocation of your assets, someone who will “execute” the Will correctly (known as the “executor”) and ensure the right people receive what’s owed to them. You can choose whoever you like to be the executor of your estate, and a lot of people often select a family member or close friend.

Looking after an estate can be a time-consuming process, as well as mentally and emotionally exhausting. There are many laws to consider and several individuals/organisations to contact before the estate can be settled successfully. But worst of all, estate management is a task made especially difficult by the emotional baggage that accompanies it. Many family-appointed executors find handling a deceased person’s estate intensely problematic, especially if they were particularly close to the individual in question. This is where Damsons can help.

We can step in to act as administrators of your estate, absolving your loved ones of responsibility, pressure and distress. By selecting Damsons to be your estate administrator, your loved ones can spend their time supporting one another whilst we handle the distribution of assets, tax issues and legal matters.

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Everything you need to know

By naming Damsons as the official executor of your estate, you put us in charge of your assets when you pass away. Our background and specialist knowledge guarantees all your wishes and desires will be carried out professionally and efficiently.

On the other hand, if you have been chosen by a loved one to be the executor of their estate, you have the option to pass these duties on to Damsons at any time. In many cases, estate administration is demanding and intense enough to put a person under serious pressure, and handing over some (or all) of these tasks to Damsons will provide you with substantial relief.

Damsons Estate Administration can:

  • Register the death and locate the Will document
  • Obtain a Grant of Probate from the court on behalf of your family (This document permits the wishes in the Will to be carried out)
  • Ensure the payment of outstanding tax
  • Submit all necessary paperwork and legal documents
  • Handle, sell and/or pass on property in accordance with the Will
  • Allocate assets to the correct beneficiaries, ensuring people receive what they are owed according to the Will
  • Prepare full estate accounts showing the details of everything that has taken place, including receipts of all assets sold on
  • Offer professional and compassionate advice and support throughout the process

The cost of Damsons Estate Administration service is 3% of the overall estate value (or a minimum of £1500), exclusive of VAT. This is a fixed fee and is not subject to change.

In rare cases, this price will not cover the full cost of our service. If we are dealing with contaminated land or selling a business for example, extra fees may occur. You will always be provided with these fees up front so you know exactly what you are expected to pay. There will never be any hidden costs.

For more information on our estate administration service, please complete our online form or call our Customer Support Department on 0800 088 4659 between 9:00am to 7:00pm Monday to Thursday and 9:00am to 6:00pm Fridays.