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Fees: Probate

PRICING INFORMATION – PROBATE
In accordance with the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Transparency Rules we have set out below our average fees for assisting you to conclusion with the listed probate matters. The fees apply where there are no complex issue arising from the estate.
We can assist you with the following:
- Obtaining Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration only. (Please note that we will not be administering the estate if you opt for this).
- Administration of the whole estate
Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration only
Value of Estate Legal Fees
Up to £249,000 Average £750 to £950 Plus Vat
£250,000-£325,000 Average £850 to £1100 Plus Vat
Above £325,000 Average £950 to £1,300 Plus Vat (where no inheritance tax is payable)
Note
For estate value of above £325,000 where inheritance tax maybe payable, please contact us for a tailored quote.
Administration of the whole estate
Value of Estate Legal Fees
Up to £324,000 Average £3,000 to £5,000 Plus Vat
£325,000-£650,000 Average £4,000 to £7,500 Plus Vat
£651,000-£999,000 Average £7,500 to £10,000 Plus Vat
£1,000,000-£3,000,000 Average £10,000 to £30,000 Plus Vat
Above £3,000,000 Please contact us for a tailored quote
VALUE ADDED TAX
The fees quoted above are exclusive of VAT. We are required to charge VAT at the current rate of 20% in addition to the legal fees quoted.
DISBURSEMENTS FEES
In addition to the above, there are disbursements fees. We shall provide you with full details in our written quotation and client care letter subsequently. Disbursements are fees paid to third parties on your behalf, they are not our charges. See table below for list of disbursements. Do note that this is not an exhaustive list.
DISBURSEMENTS FEES LIST
Cost £
Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration only
Probate Court Fees
TBC
Office copy of the grant from the Probate Court
£0.50p each
Administration of the whole estate
Probate Court Fees
TBC
Office copy of the grant from the Probate court
£0.50p each
Bankruptcy Search fee
£2
Land Registry Search fee (if applicable)
£3
Notice to Creditors
£200-£300 Approx
Accountant’s fee (if applicable)
TBC
Valuation fee (if applicable)
TBC
*TBC: To be confirmed
* Approx: Approximately
ADDITIONAL COSTS
We will keep you fully informed where you are required to pay additional costs due to the complex nature of the estate or works to be undertaken. We will provide a tailored quote on an individual basis at the outset. Please note that in addition to the fees quote above, there will be additional charges for the following scenarios:
 Where the estate is contested
 Where we are dealing with property transactions such as: sale, purchase, transfer or first registration.
 Estate comprising of Stocks/Bonds
 Estate worth over £3,000.000.
 Estate where inheritance tax is payable
 Estate that involves dealing with company/shareholdings
 Estate that involves businesses or agricultural land and property
 Estate with foreign assets or assets outside England/Wales
 Estate consisting of more than one property
 Estate where the deceased was entitled under a trust which terminates on death
 Where there is threat of litigation against the estate
 Deeds of Variation to the estate
 Where there is a disclaimer or renunciation by Executors
 Dealing with Caveats
 Estate requiring registration in the Trust Registration scheme
 Estate having minor as beneficiaries
 Assets of a specialised nature, e.g. fine art
 Estate which requires creation of trust
Do note the above is not an exhaustive list. However, we would always keep you fully informed where the transaction would attract any increase in the fees. SOLICITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR CASE Your matter will be handled by the Principal Solicitor who has been a practising solicitor for 17 years. In addition, we also have paralegals who carry out routine work on case files under the supervision of the Principal Solicitor.