Grant of Probate
A Grant of Probate is issued to an Executor who has been appointed under a Will. With the permission of the deceased given, it allows the Executor to carry out the necessary transactions required to meet the specifications of the Will.
Letters of Administration
If no Will has been created and the Intestacy Rules come into effect, the type of grant issued is known as Letters of Administration. Various parties can apply for this type of grant but there is an order of priority which determines to whom it will be finally issued.
There are a number of other types of Grant such as Emergency Grants to protect the Estate or Grants made where other relevant legal proceedings exist.