Probate Applications

Pricing Information

Fixed Rate Probate Application

Preparing the Inland Return & Oath

Applying for the grant

We anticipate this will take 3 hours work at £250 per hour. Total costs estimated at £750 plus VAT.

In order to comply with the Money Laundering Provisions a charge of £30 plus VAT is made to verify the identity of each client.

The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter.

This quote is for estates where:

  • There is a valid Will
  • There is no more than one property
  • There are no more than 5 bank or building society accounts
  • There are no more than 3 share holdings
  • There are no other intangible assets
  • There are no more than 2 proving executors
  • There are no disputes between the executors
  • There is no inheritance tax payable and the executors do not need to submit a full account to HMRC
  • There are no claims against the estate.

Disbursements in addition to this fee

  • Probate application fee of £155
  • Copies of grant at 50p each
  • Swear fee of £7 per executor

Disbursements are costs related to your matters that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

How long will it take:

On average the papers will be ready to sign within one working week of receiving all the information from you.

Typically obtaining the grant takes 7-10 working days.

As part of our service we will provide a dedicated and experienced probate solicitor to work on your matter.

 

Probate Applications and Administration of Estate

We can help you through this difficult process. We can identify the steps needed to collect and collate the necessary information and prepare the papers including the Inland Revenue Account and Oath, apply for the grant and deal with the administration of the estate.

Our costs are based on a time basis and charged at an hourly rate which is between £230-£250 per hour plus VAT.

To comply with the money laundering provisions a charge of £30 plus VAT is made to verify each client’s identity.

The cost of the probate service depends upon the amount and type of assets and complexity of the Will.

Generally the costs range between £1,000 - £5,000 plus VAT. The more varied and complex assets in the estate or the more complex Will then costs will be at the higher end.

Disbursements in addition to this fee:

  • Probate application fee of £155
  • Copies of grant at 50p each
  • Swear fee £7 per executor
  • Bankruptcy – only land charges department search £3 per beneficiary
  • Advertisements in the London Gazette and in a local newspaper to protect against claims from unknown creditors or claims against the estate £200-£300 plus VAT

Disbursements are costs related to your matters that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Potential additional costs:

  • If there is no Will or the estate consists of any shareholdings (stocks and bonds) there is likely to be additional costs that could range significantly depending on the estate and how it is to be dealt with. We can give you a more accurate quote once we have more information.
  • Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included.
  • If complex income tax returns or capital gains tax calculations are required, these may be referred to an accountant which will incur further costs.

How long will it take:

This depends on the type of assets and the complexity of the estate. The estate administration can be delayed if it takes time for a property to be sold. Typically probate and the administration can take between 6-18 months, although some can take longer.

As part of our service we will provide you with a dedicated and experienced probate solicitors to work on your matter.