What is Form IHT400?

What is Form IHT400? A Comprehensive Guide for Scottish Residents HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) form IHT400 is a critical document for handling Inheritance Tax throughout the United Kingdom, including Scotland. The IHT400 must be completed and submitted when the estate of a deceased person is valued above the Inheritance Tax threshold. Navigating the complexities … Read more

What is Probate in Scotland?

What is Probate in Scotland? Is Probate a Scottish or English term? What is the difference between the legal systems of Scotland and England when it comes to dealing with a deceased person’s estate? All these questions are more will be answered in this article, so read on or contact us today if you would … Read more

How long does confirmation of a Will take in Scotland

The time it can take to obtain Confirmation of a will in Scotland can vary depending on many factors, including the complexity of the deceased person’s estate, the likelihood of contentious issues or disputes within the family or beneficiaries, and the workload of the particular Sheriff Court in Scotland. In a straightforward case with no … Read more

Confirmation in Scotland without a Will

If someone you know has died and did not create a Will during their lifetime, you may need to obtain something known as “Confirmation” to be able to release their assets – e.g. bank accounts, investments, etc. Confirmation in Scotland without a Will can be quite complicated, and involves a number of additional steps required … Read more

Fixed fee confirmation Scotland

Unlike other law firms, we offer a fixed-fee Confirmation service to our clients. If you have been searching for fixed fee confirmation Scotland, we can help you today. At Weir Law, we appreciate that dealing with a death will always be difficult, but we can help you to manage the process and relieve you of much … Read more

Can you sell a house before confirmation in Scotland?

If you are dealing with the estate of someone who has died, and that person owned a house (or a flat, or piece of land) in Scotland, you may be wondering if you can sell a house before confirmation in Scotland. The answer depends on how the title deeds to the deceased person’s property looks. … Read more

Confirmation Scotland Large Estate

Confirmation (the Scottish equivalent of probate) is the legal process that takes place after someone has died. You may need to obtain Confirmation before any of the deceased’s assets (i.e. savings, premium bonds, their share of a property) can be released. There are two types of Confirmation in Scotland: small estates and large estates. This … Read more