Professional Executor and Estate Administration Services

Appointing someone independent to deal with your estate can ease the pressure on those you leave behind and help avoid potential conflict when emotions are running high.

What are professional executor services?

When you make a Will, you have to appoint someone to deal with your property and belongings (your estate) when you die. This is your 'executor', and it can be someone you know or you can appoint an independent professional executor.

Whoever is responsible will have a wide range of duties and the legal right to administer your estate. They will also have to work out the amount of inheritance tax owed on the estate and prepare the tax return to pay it. A professional executor can be appointed to take on these duties.

Appointing an independent professional executor through Skipton

You can appoint an independent professional executor through Skipton to deal with your estate if there’s no Will or next of kin or if your estate is large or complex.

Our executor services are provided by Skipton Trustees Limited (STL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Skipton Building Society, and administered by 1825.

Their role is to make sure your estate is administered as tax-efficiently as possible and minimise the financial risks that could arise if it's not done properly.

Why use a professional executor?

  • They will see that all the wishes in your Will are carried out which can be complex and time consuming.
  • An independent professional executor can ease the pressure on loved ones and make sure your estate is administered as tax-efficiently as possible.
  • Inheritance Tax may be payable on your estate. The rules are quite complicated, but a professional executor can help to ensure that the correct amount of tax is paid.
  • If you’re an executor already

    You might already be an executor for an estate and have found it requires a great deal of work, and knowledge you might not have. If you would like some help carrying out your duties, you can appoint Skipton Trustees Limited to support you as estate administrators.

    Talk to us about professional executor services

    Call today for a free telephone consultation.

    0345 607 9711

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    Talk to us about professional executor services

    Call today for a free telephone consultation.

    0345 607 9711

    Request a call back

    If you're an executor for someone who had a Skipton account

    Our bereavement team will guide you through our process of notifying us of the death of a customer and closing the accounts. You'll need to answer a few security questions to prove you’re the executor, but we’ll try to make things as easy as possible.

    Call our bereavement team on 0345 266 1209 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

    Important information

    Skipton Estate Administration and Trust Service is provided by Skipton Trustees Limited. Registered office: The Bailey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1DN. Telephone 03457 171777. Registered in England no. 6258324. Skipton Estate and Trust Administration Service is administered by 1825. '1825' is a trading name used by Pearson Jones plc, which is part of the Standard Life group (Standard Life plc and its subsidiaries). Pearson Jones plc (01447544) is registered in England at 30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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