Waiting for an inheritance


This 1,135 word blog post is all about the length of time it takes to distribute assets to the beneficiaries of an estate when someone has died, along with research explaining the average length of time this takes and some tips for speeding up the process. Written on 16th May 2018.



How long does it take to receive an inheritance when a relative has died? If you’re a beneficiary in a will, the time it will take to be paid your inheritance all depends on a process known as probate. In England and Wales, there’s a seven step process to follow for dealing with the estate of someone who has died. The first step is to check whether there is a will. We always advise that people write a will, documenting their specific wishes for what should happen to their assets when they die. Without a will in place, the rules of intestacy apply and your estate is distributed according to the law, not your wishes.