Probate Pricing

When someone dies in order to deal with their estate the first stage is usually to apply for and obtain the grant of probate or letters of administration.   For further information on the process of obtaining probate and estate administration please use the links which will take you to Legal choices website which can explain in full detail.  If you would like us to assist you our charges for these services, which exclude any costs in relation to the sale or transfer of any property in the estate, are as follows:

 

Our Fees (excluding VAT)

Third party Disbursements

Obtaining the Grant of Probate only where there is a valid will and no inheritance tax account is due to be delivered.

 

This service does not include:

  • Notifying assets holders and creditors
  • Contacting insurance companies
  • Collection and distribution of assets in accordance with the Will
  • Drafting any Sworn statements (affidavits)
  • Dealing with any claims on the estate

£1,500 - £2,000 + VAT

Probate Fees £155

Swearing of oaths (per executor) £7

Land charges search £6

Bankruptcy Search - £2 per person

 

Obtaining the Grant of Probate only where there is a valid will and no inheritance tax is payable and a full inheritance tax account is due to be delivered.  

 

This Service does not include: as detailed above.

 

£2,000 – £3,000 +VAT

 

As above

 

Obtaining Grant of Letters of Administration where there is no valid Will (or with Will Annexed) and no inheritance tax account is due to be delivered.

 

This service does not include:

  • Notifying assets holders and creditors
  • Contacting insurance companies
  • Collection and distribution of assets in accordance with the Intestacy Provisions
  • Drafting any Sworn statements (affidavits)
  • Providing advice as to the intestacy provisions
  • Dealing with any claims against the estate

 

£ 1,500 -£2,000 +VAT

Probate Fees £155

Swearing of oaths (per administrator) £5

Land charges search £6

Bankruptcy Search £2.00 per person

 

Obtaining Grant of Letters of Administration where there is no valid Will (or with Will Annexed) and no inheritance tax payable and a full inheritance tax account is due to be delivered.   .

 

This service does not include: as above

£2,000 – £3,000 +VAT

 

As Above

 

For contentious probate matters please contact Fred Harrison-James

Full Estate Administration

If you are the personal representative of an estate, or are involved in estate administration, you are responsible for ensuring that the assets in the estate are safeguarded, any outstanding debts are discharged, the relevant tax is paid which in many cases includes claiming agricultural or business property reliefs and the estate is distributed in accordance with the terms of the Will or Intestacy Provisions.   We have the expertise and skills to offer a full estate administration service tailored to our client’s needs.   

The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. For example, if there is one beneficiary and no property, costs will be at the lower end of the range.  If there are multiple beneficiaries and multiple bank accounts, or there are challenges from HMRC as to claiming any inheritance tax reliefs costs will be at the higher end.    

Our charges are based on an hourly rate and will depend on the lawyer acting on your matter.  This would be based on a blended rate.  Our current hourly rates are between £175 to £225.   We do not charge a percentage of the estate as part of our fee structure, we only charge for the actual work undertaken. 

Typically estates can take between 20- 50 hours.  Total costs estimated at £4,500 and £11,250 (plus VAT and disbursements)