The Old Bedford Foundry




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The Funeral Account and Probate



Our Funeral Account


Before confirming the funeral arrangements, we will discuss and advise on our costs and charges to be incurred, culminating in a full written estimate and contract with our terms and conditions.  The estimate is divided into two parts, the Funeral Directors charges and the Disbursements.  A full invoice will be sent to you after the Funeral is completed.  Payment can be made by cheque, bank transfer or by debit/credit* card (*charges apply).


The Funeral Account is the only bill that can be settled from the clients account, before Probate is obtained.  The easiest method is to take the Account to the deceased bank or building society along with the Certificate of Death.  The Bank will issue a cheque or instruct a bank transfer directly to us.




Church Of EnglandWhen a person dies somebody has to deal with their estate (the money, property and possessions left) by collecting in all the money, paying any debts and distributing the estate to those people entitled to it.


The term probate often means the issuing of a legal document to one or more people authorising them to do this.  The Probate Registry issues the document, which is called a grant of representation.

For advice on Probate, please visit www.gov.uk/wills-probate-inheritance