Get a Caveat... (part of our DIY Contest a Will service)

£99.99 (inc. Vat and all Fees)

Let our expert contentious probate team get you the Caveat you need for a low fixed fee cost of just £99.99. After submission of the form below we will prepare all documents needed and apply for a "Caveat" with the Probate Registry on your behalf.

A successful application usually takes 7-10 working days. You will receive the Caveat by post a few days after.

If you wish to speak to one of our Contentious Probate team to setup a Caveat* call: 0800 077 6166 or 0330 022 8955; or if you have any questions.

What is a Caveat and do I need one?

Please ensure you read the Notes AND Terms and Conditions below before submitting the form. All applications are confidential. Deceased must have been a resident of England and Wales. Applies only to Wills created in England and Wales.

Please Note: You must use this form to apply for an online Caveat. Payment is via PayPal Secure Payment, and all major credit debit cards accepted.

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Caveat Application Form:

  • Details of the Deceased

    Surname of Deceased
  • Forename of Deceased
  • Middle Name of Deceased
  • Last Permanent Address of Deceased
  • UK Postcode
  • Format: dd/mm/yyyy

    An accurate Date of Death is Required.

  • Your Details

    Name of Applicant
  • Your Postal Address
  • Enter Postcode
  • ^Required Field

Upon clicking submit you will be redirected to our payment page for secure payment. All major Credit & Debit Cards accepted via PayPal Secure Payment.


Our service is suitable:

  • ONLY for deaths within the last six months AND if you want a Caveat
  • Deceased must have been a resident of England and Wales
  • Will must have been made in England or Wales
  • Only suitable for challenges that do not involve the Inheritance Act (if you are unsure please contact us to discuss your requirements)

To Get a Copy of a Will:

  • To get a copy of a will click here...
    • Please note: You may receive a copy of the will and grant of probate if probate has been granted at time of application.

What to Expect:

  • Your application will be processed and submitted within 48hours of payment.
  • You should receive the Caveat by post within 15 working days (3 weeks).
  • A Caveat lasts for 6 months from date of issue, and you will have the option to renew.

Why does it take 15 working days?

  • The timescale is set by the Probate Registry and we cannot speed up this process.

Terms & Conditions

Completion of this form is deemed to constitute acceptance of these terms and conditions.

The term "Get a Caveat " refers to an application for a "Caveat" on your behalf with the Probate Registry.

A Grant of Probate gives power to the executors to begin administering the estate. A "Caveat" prevents anyone from obtaining a Grant of Probate, and hence administrating the estate. A caveat can be used when you are considering contesting a will   For example a caveat would be required if you were concerned about the validity of the will and need some time to investigate whether it is genuine, a Caveat can be applied for in order to prevent Probate from being issued and lasts for 6 months from the date of issue.

If the details supplied in the above form are incomplete, ambiguous or incorrect and an application fails, you will need to reapply, giving the correct information. There will be a charge IF you choose to reapply.

Any incomplete, ambiguous or incorrect details may slow the application process.

We cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of the details provided in this form.

If there is insufficient information to make an application, we will contact you for further details. If we are unable to contact you on the details supplied and we cannot process your order no refunds will be issued.

Payment is non refundable in the event of a negative application, or once application has been made. Any refund prior to application being made will be minus any administration fees at our discretion.

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Our fee for this application service is £99.99 (inc. VAT and Fees). Payment is in advance ONLY via PayPal secure payment.

*this offer of £99.99 is for online applications only using this form with online payment via PayPal, the fee may be more if application is made over the phone.

If you want to contest a will or are unsure if you need a caveat speak to our experts first on 0800 077 6166 or use our contact form available on our home page.