Help in obtaining a Grant of Probate
For some time we have been offering our clients a fixed fee for all the usual work carried out in obtaining a Grant of Probate* and the administration of the estate.
We understand that some Personal Representatives** wish to deal with most of the estate administration themselves, but would value assistance at the outset, to ensure that they obtain the necessary Grant quickly and efficiently.
For clients seeking help in obtaining a Grant, but who wish to deal with the rest of the administration themselves, we can now offer a fixed fee of £750. This is available in cases where no Inheritance Tax is payable and only an abbreviated Inheritance Tax return is required.
Our fees are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.
*or a Grant of Letter of Administration in cases of intestacy
** the Executors, or the intended Administrators where the deceased died intestate
We are pleased to confirm that the increased Probate Fees proposed by the government have now been dropped. https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/news/press-releases/dropped-probate-fee-hike-welcome/ The fees suggested were based on the value of the estate and could have...read more
The Ministry of Justice is planning to increase Probate fees from 1 May 2017, despite overwhelming objections from the legal community. The current application fee is £155 for applications made through a Solicitor and £215 for personal applicants. The fees, based on...read more