Probate Guide

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Probate Sales

The passing of a loved one is the most difficult thing that we will ever have to endure. There is a responsibility on the appointed person / persons (Executor) to administer the deceased person’s estate and to obtain a Grant of Probate.

The first person you are advised to discuss this with is the solicitor for the estate. This is a legal process which gives the person or persons the authority to the deal with the deceased person’s estate and the Probate works by making an application to the Probate Office and the District Probate Register. The legal process involves getting a document called a Grant of Representation from the Probate Office. 

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The aim is to ultimately protect the beneficiaries otherwise there would be no accountability and the various institutions involved would not know who to release the deceased’s assets to. It also allows the courts to check that the will is valid and that the deceased’s estate is administered by the correct person.

You are advised to obtain a detailed valuation in relation to all of the assets of the deceased person. You, as executor, have the decision to appoint an auctioneer to sell the properties and to get the best price for the asset.

It is advisable to have the Probate taken out prior to placing the properties on the market.


O’Donnellan & Joyce have over 38 years of proven auction results.

We are Ireland’s Largest Independent Auction House and we are here to guide you through the auction process. We guarantee the best possible results for your property

Thinking of selling?

O’Donnellan & Joyce are proud to offer FREE “thinking of selling” property valuations. If you have a property that you are thinking of selling, contact us today for a no-obligation sales appraisal.

A member of our sales team will visit your property and conduct a valuation. They will inform as to the value of your property and advise you on which method of sale may best suit the property.

If you have any questions about the sales process, they will help you to better understand the steps involved.

If you instruct O’Donnellan & Joyce to sell your property, you can rest assured that your property is in the best hands. We will use our expertise and professional approach to ensure that you get the best possible price for your property. We will guide you through the sales process and promise to make it a quick and easy process.

Complete this “Request a Valuation” form and a member of our sales team will be in touch with you soon.

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