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I see you have been waiting for some time.
You do need Probate because normally any estate over £5000 you would need it.
You need to complete form PA1
Detailed guidance is from HMRC is available here:
You can do this yourself go via the Courts.
There is an appointment you need to attend the Court office.
The process is (from HMRC):
If you do need a grant of representation, complete the relevant application and Inheritance Tax form - the Inheritance Tax form will vary depending on whether or not the estate owes
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Thank you. You have confirmed that the standard procedure is the one to be followed in this matter; effectively that there is no short form available despite the very small nature of this estate. It appears I have been misinformed when the question was asked previously of a solicitor.