Hi I went sale agreed on a house where probate had been lodged and I was lead to believe most of the way there, contracts issued but not signed. My own solicitor has uncovered today that the probate before this probate was never done. That needs to be done first, then the probate of the houses most recent owner. I've heard wildly varying reports of 8 weeks to 10 months for probate. This means I could have 16 weeks to 20 months to wait! would it be madness in a rising market to wait that long ? Can the solicitors ask for probate to be rushed to facilitate a sale? If the other side signed contracts what come back would I have if they then pulled out because a year has passed and they could get more money ? Does anyone have recent experience of probate office and can offer insight on how long this might take ?