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The following provides guideline pricing of how our charges are structured
While it is not possible to provide an all-encompassing price for Probate, the following provides a breakdown of how our charges are structured. They relate to Probate work in relation to uncontested estates and where all the assets are in the UK. There are a number of variables and we have provided guideline pricing below.
We will provide an initial telephone consultation free of charge during which we will discuss your particular circumstances and advise if there is likely to be any variation in cost. As the process continues, if we identify any other variables or issues we will advise you of any additional costs.
All the costs quoted below include VAT where appropriate.
We review our pricing periodically. The pricing below is as set on 14th February 2023.
Where we are instructed to only obtain the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration on a non-taxable estate, we will do the following:
In this situation the executors or administrators will deal with the rest of the estate including the collection and distribution of any assets.
Legal Fees from £2,040.00
Probate Registry Fees £273.00
1 Copy of Grant of Probate £1.50
TOTAL from £2,314.50 (inc VAT)
Where we are instructed to only obtain the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration on a taxable estate, we will do the following:
In this situation the executors or administrators will deal with the rest of the estate including the collection and distribution of any assets, and the payment of any inheritance tax to HMRC.
Legal fees from £3,000.00
Two copies of Grant of Probate £3.00
TOTAL from £3,276.00 (inc VAT)
Before applying for the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration we will do the following:
We will obtain the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration which involves the following:
On receipt of Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration we will do the following:
For an estate valued at £300,000 or less
Legal fees from £6,000.00
Two Copies of Grant of Probate £3.00
Total from £6,276.00 (inc VAT)
Additional variable costs
Bankruptcy search per beneficiary (if required) £2.00
Where there is a sale of property involved, please see section below on Sale of Property
Post in The London Gazette and local newspaper – optional, and cost is variable
For an estate valued between £300,000 and £600,000
Legal fees from £7,200.00
Total from £7,476.00 (inc VAT)
Post in The London Gazette and local newspaper – optional and cost is variable
For an estate valued over £600,000
Costs will be agreed after an initial assessment of the estate and the work required, plus
Our hourly rates are:
Solicitor £300.00 (incl VAT) per hour
Legal Assistant £180.00 (incl VAT) per hour
We will carry out an initial assessment of the estate and the work required. From this we will provide you with an accurate quote for the work required, which includes such work where
Legal fees start at £7,200.00
Post in The London Gazette £96.00
Inheritance tax (cost is variable)
Legal Assistant £180.00 (incl VAT) per hour
Where we are instructed as part of the administration of an estate to deal with the sale of a property then we will do the following:
The executor(s)/administrator(s) will choose the estate agent and are responsible for the marketing of the property.
Additional Costs relating to sale of property as part of the probate process
Legal fees from £1,500.00 (inc VAT)
Surveyors fee £250.00 – £500.00
Land Registry Documents:
Obtaining Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration
Typically this takes two months. Once this has been done we can deal with the distribution of the assets.
Collecting and distributing the assets of the estate
On average this takes six to 12 months where we are instructed to deal with the full administration of the estate. However, if the distribution of the estate is dependent on the sale of a property, then this will delay the process.
You can speak a member of our expert Wealth Protection team on 0161 615 5554, or email WealthProtection@psg-law.co.uk
Laura Bywater qualified as a solicitor in 2007 has more than 15 years’ experience in Probate work. Gail Galloway qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and has more than 20 years’ experience in Probate work.
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