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EDWARD MELLOR PROBATE SERVICES


A guiding hand at this difficult time

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We’ll take care of the management and sale of your property, so you can take care of what really matters at this difficult time


The loss of a loved one is always a traumatic and painful experience. During this time of grief, dealing with practical matters might be the last thing on your mind.

Here at Edward Mellor, our probate department offers a unique service that is sensitive to your needs and aims to try and take the worry of dealing with a property away from you and solve any issues you may have.

Our Services


Our dedicated Probate Department has been taking care of clients for over 25 years.

Our team can help you with every part of the probate process, from getting the house cleared right the way through to the sale.

We offer two different options, depending on how involved you would like us to be in process, which covers different parts of the sale.

Our pre-sale probate services


We recognise that you will have a lot to cope with at this time, both emotionally and practically.

Handling the estate of a loved one who has passed away can be really overwhelming; it can be hard to know where to start.

If you need a helping hand at the beginning of the process, you can rely on us. We can provide assistance in looking after the property whilst you decide how to move forward.

If required, and for as long as needed, we can arrange for:

  • Lock changes
  • Water drawdown
  • Meter Readings
  • House clearance
  • Gardening
  • Security
  • Regular building insurance inspections
  • Probate Valuation


Our probate sales services


Here at Edward Mellor, we can advise you on the best solution for your needs.

Depending on the physical state of the property will determine the best route for you – whether it’s through private treaty, public auction or if you would like to let the property out, we’ll be able to help you with the process.

Once you’re ready to sell, we’ll take care of absolutely everything. From the marketing of the property right the way through to completion, you can be sure you’re in safe hands.


Things we take care of throughout the sales process


We provide a caring and thoughtful service that covers every single part of the sales process, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. This includes:

  • Marketing of the property
  • High-quality photography
  • Floor plans
  • 360-degree tours (optional)
  • Accompanied viewings
  • Pre-auction offers
  • Auction sale
  • Completion

Where do you advertise?


We advertise all of our properties on Rightmove and Zoopla, the two leading property portals in the UK. Rightmove get over 130 million visits every month and Zoopla, Primelocation and their network of related sites receive over 50 million views a month.

On top of all of this, we promote our properties across our social media channels which have a combined following of over 26,5000 followers.



You will have one, dedicated point of contact throughout your relationship with our probate team.

They will provide you with regular updates on your property sale and will be there to support you and answer any questions you may have throughout your time with us.


The sales process


Most of our probate clients choose to sell their property through our North West auction.

Auction not only offers sellers speed and certainty, but it guarantees the best sale price on the day.

A combination of extensive marketing and a room full of motivated buyers is a proven recipe for success for our probate vendors.

We’ve achieved some staggering sale prices for clients who have sold probate properties through our North West auction – but don’t just take our word for it.

Let’s take a look at auction seller, Chris Bulmer. Chris lost his mother and wanted to sell the family home as quickly as possible.

He put the property up for sale with a high street agent and after three months grew frustrated as the property had received little interest.

Chris then contacted Edward Mellor auction and within weeks his property had sold for £15,000 more than he had expected!

Watch Chris’s auction success story below.



Auction is also the simplest way to sell the property; there are no falls through and once the property has officially sold when the hammer falls, you’ll receive your money 28 days later.


Does the property need to be near to an Edward Mellor branch?


We have branches within Stockport, Greater Manchester & Tameside meaning we are local to most areas. Our fantastic online presence through our website and social media means we are able to market the property with confidence that it will receive the maximum level of exposure to achieve a sale.

If the property is to be sold through auction, we have experience of selling properties from the Midlands up to Cumbria. Branch location does not alter the service we provide you.


Got a few more questions? Please do get in touch with us!


We understand you’ll probably have a few more questions about the services we offer and how they can help you best.

We’d love to hear from you and help answer any questions you may I have, so please give us a call on 0161 443 4740.

Alternatively, you can email us at [email protected].


Probate properties we’ve recently sold at auction