Awaiting a De Bonis Non (DBN)

Discussion in 'Wills, inheritances and gifts' started by Jameseed, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. Jameseed

    Jameseed New Member

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    As executor of my late mother's will, part of her estate was still in my late father's name and my solicitor took out a 'de bonis non' on our behalf. We were told it could take about 22 weeks. However, we are still waiting after almost three years. I phone the solicitor from time to time and he just says we are slowly making our way up the queue! Does anyone know the length of time these things usually take. Mum died in 2013 and I still have part of her estate to administer!
     
  2. Vanilla

    Vanilla Frequent Poster

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    Somewhere between 3 to 6 months from the date papers are submitted to the probate office, depending on the part of the country you are in and the backlog there.
     
  3. Jameseed

    Jameseed New Member

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    Thank you. I'll get back to the solicitor!
     
  4. Curlywurly

    Curlywurly Registered User

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    From what your solicitor is saying to you that would appear to be a very long queue!! Unbelievable.
    Why don't you contact the Probate office, explain the situation and give the names, address and date of death of both your deceased parents and ask them to confirm that the applications have actually been lodged in the Probate office.