We take care of estate administration.

Quickly and completely.

There’s a family just like yours behind every single estate.  
That’s why we handle each estate with the utmost care.

You're in safe hands.

Our proactive, transparent approach means that you can rest assured we’re always on top of what needs to be done. 

What is estate administration?

Probate has become the term commonly associated with handling an individual's estate after they've died but it is just one component of administering an estate. Estate administration is so much more. It’s the process of sorting out a deceased person’s legal and tax affairs. Everything from bank accounts, belongings and property to debts, pensions and Inheritance Tax. 

When it comes to estate administration, we handle everything with empathy, expertise and efficiency.

We'll take care of all the tasks you can think of and all of the things you might not have considered.

Valuing assets. Paying debts.

Over a lifetime, everyone accumulates assets and debts. As part of the estate administration process, everything has to be dealt with. Your personal estate manager will handle everything on your behalf so that you have complete peace of mind.

Legal and tax.

From applying for the Grant of Probate (Confirmation in Scotland) to dealing with Inheritance Tax, estate administration involves a significant amount of legal and tax work. Our team of experts manage all of this work on your behalf. Quickly and efficiently.

We’ll protect your family.

Estate administration can be complex. That’s why we take on full responsibility and liability so that you don’t have to worry. We'll take care of everything you can think of and all the things you might not have considered.

Dealing with property.

The family home can be the most valuable part of an estate, financially and emotionally. Our property sale service helps you achieve the best price, quickly. Your personal estate manager handles everything from liaising with estate agents to dealing with buyers.

All the paperwork.

Your personal estate manager will deal with all of the paperwork and make the necessary calls, so you don't have to. This includes dealing with HMRC, liaising with utility providers, resolving pension enquiries and more. All of these tasks are an additional burden at a difficult time. 

Paying inheritance. Quickly.

You'll want us to deal with the estate and distribute the assets as soon as possible. That's why we try to make initial payments to beneficiaries quickly, and at regular intervals. You and your family will receive your entitlement as soon as possible.

Understanding the next steps

When someone close to you dies, it can be difficult to work out what to do next. There are a number of tasks that need to be considered. Our 'what to do when someone dies' guide, talks about these tasks and the next steps involved.

Every action, decision and service we offer at Kings Court Trust goes some way to achieving our purpose - helping families to move on. That’s why we are so pleased and proud to receive feedback from our families.

“Exceptionally supportive, professional and compassionate. Guided me through the process during a very difficult and emotional time. All questions and enquiries were answered immediately or a clear timeline was given if queries had to be taken away. Always dealt with my questions with great compassion. I would have no hesitation in recommending Kings Court Trust.”

“During a stressful time, we used Kings Court Trust on the recommendation of a friend. I personally found them to be extremely helpful, professional and knowledgeable. They took away the stress of understanding the very difficult process which is the last thing anyone wants to deal with after the death of a family member.”