Once probate is granted (in England) both the will and the grant of probate become available as public records. The grant of probate records the gross and net value of the estate. My expectation is that these should be before any deductions, tax allowances or distribution of gifts based in the will. Can someone with legal knowledge confirm this is the case?
Background: I suspect an estate has been undervalued (due to fraud). It should include the value of a house solely owned by the testator plus additional assets and savings. The will does not show any gifts to charity (if there are any they may be in a letter of wishes which is private and thus unknown to me). I want to be sure the probate grant means what I think it does before taking further action.