Thursday, 10 December 2020
Department of Justice and Equality
352. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when a de bonis non grant for the estate of a person (details supplied) will issue from the Probate Office in order that the title on the property change be changed from leasehold to freehold; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42647/20]
The Probate Office is an office of the High Court and management of the courts is the responsibility of the Courts Service, which is independent in exercising its functions under the Courts Service Act 1998. Probate functions are also carried out by County Registrars at District Probate Registries in 14 provincial court offices.
However, in order to be of assistance, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has provided the following information to me.
The Courts Service does not comment on individual cases. However, the normal processing time in the Dublin Probate Office is currently approximately 8 weeks. This timeframe is dependent on the documents being lodged by the solicitor being in order. If they are not in order, then they will be returned for amendment and this will add to the processing time.