How long does Grant of Probate take to complete?

The simple answer is that probate often takes much longer than you expect. A very simple estate with just a couple of accounts in banks and no property or tax liability may be resolved in just a few months.

Unfortunately a year or longer is not uncommon which can be very trying. Much of the time period is spent waiting for other organisations to return your phone calls and letters and process any forms you have submitted and these things are totally outside your control. Doing probate can call for stamina and patience.