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Thanks for your enquiry.
Could you confirm where your Mother's monies are held? bank, building society?
I look forward to hearing from you.
Hi, thanks for your reply.
Well, you have done the absolutely right thing. Probate is only required if the Bank etc where the monies are held, request it. As the Estate is under £5,000, it is classed as a small Estate, and as such Probate is NOT required.
You are therefore free to transfer the half share to your sister and she has absolutely nothing to worry about.
I hope this assists and puts your minds at rest.
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