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Price Guide
for Probate work

The following fees are price guides for the applying, collecting and distributing of assets. They are dependent upon the valuation of assets being supplied. If we need to obtain date of death valuations a separate quote is required.

Fixed Fee of £695.00 plus VAT to obtain a Simple Grant
Fixed Fee of £795.00 plus VAT to obtain a Simple Grant and claim Unused Nil Rate Band
Fixed Fee of £1500.00 plus VAT to obtain a Grant of Probate – Larger Tax Forms needed

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The above fees all dependent upon the valuations of assets being supplied otherwise if having to obtain date of death valuations a separate quote is required.

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, a property and multiple bank accounts, costs will be at the higher end.

We will handle the full process for you. This quote is for estates where:

  • There is a valid will
  • There is no more than one property
  • There are no more than 4 bank or building society accounts
  • There are no other intangible assets
  • There are 1-4 beneficiaries
  • There are no disputes between beneficiaries on division of assets. If disputes arise this is likely to lead to an increase in costs
  • There is no inheritance tax payable and the executors do not need to submit a full account to HMRC
  • There are no claims made against the estate

Disbursements included in this fee:

  • Probate application fee of £155 plus 50p for each copy of the grant of Probate
  • Commissioners fee/swearing of the Oath – £7.00
  • Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches (£2 per beneficiary)
  • £70 Post in The London Gazette – Protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors.
  • £120 Post in a Local Newspaper – This also helps to protect against unexpected claims.

*NB – please note all prices quoted are subject to VAT @ 20%.

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

Potential additional costs

  • If there is no will or the estate consists of any share holdings (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.
  • If any additional copies of the grant are required, they will cost £0.50 per asset usually.
  • Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included.

How long will this take?

Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 3-6 months. With more complicated probate it takes 3-9 months to obtain a grant.   Collecting assets then follows, which can take 6-9 months. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets,  which normally takes 2-4 weeks.

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Cameron KinrossPrice Guide – Probate