Our Wills & Probate Fees

The following explains our fees for administration of estates. Please pay particular attention to the circumstances in which these fees apply, as any discrepancies may affect the price that you pay.

Please contact us if you have any questions about fees or would like to discuss your individual circumstances.

Applying for the grant, collecting and distributing the assets

We anticipate this will take between 8 and 10 hours work at £250 per hour. Total costs estimated at £2,500 (+VAT) and disbursements = £3,512.

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 2 bank or building society accounts
  • There are no other intangible assets
  • There are 2 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 is no capital gains tax or income tax
  • There are no claims made against the estate
Disbursements included in this fee:
  • Probate application fee of £155 plus £0.50 for every sealed copy
  • £7 Swearing of the oath (per executor)
  • Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches (£2 per beneficiary)
  • £200 Post in The London Gazette – Protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors
  • £150 Post in a Local Newspaper – This also helps to protect against unexpected claims

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 are 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 (1 per asset usually).
  • Estate Agents may need to be instructed to provide a valuation for the property.
  • Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included.
How long will this take?

On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 8 months, depending on when the Property is sold. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 10 weeks from the date on which we receive our Client Care Letter back duly signed and approved. Collecting cash assets then follows after the Grant is obtained, which can take between 3-6 weeks. Once this has been done, we can then depending on circumstances make an interim distribution, which normally takes 2 weeks.

Once the Property is sold we will then be able to finalise the administration of the estate.

Applying for the grant, collecting and distributing the assets

We anticipate this will take between 18- 20 hours work at £250 per hour. Total costs estimated at £5,000 (+VAT and disbursements) = £6,512

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 5 bank or building society accounts
  • There are no other intangible assets
  • There are no more than 5 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 but a claim needs to be made to claim a deceased’s spouse’s unused Nil Rate Band and the executors need to submit a full account to HMRC in order to claim the Residence Nil Rate Band and unused Residence Nil Rate Band from deceased spouse’s estate
  • There are no claims made against the estate
Disbursements included in this fee:
  • Probate application fee of £155 plus £0.50 for every sealed copy
  • £7 Swearing of the oath (per executor)
  • Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches (£2 per beneficiary)
  • £200 Post in The London Gazette – Protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors
  • £150 Post in a Local Newspaper – This also helps to protect against unexpected claims

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 (1 per asset usually).

• Estate Agents may need to be instructed to provide a valuation for the property

• Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included.

• Dealing with a Tax Return on behalf of the estate.

How long will this take?

On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 8-12 months, depending on when the Property is sold. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 3-4 months from the date on which we receive our Client Care Letter back duly signed and approved. Collecting cash assets then follows after the Grant is obtained, which can take between 3-6 weeks. Once this has been done, we can then depending on circumstances make an interim distribution, which normally takes 2 weeks.

Once the Property is sold we will then be able to finalise the administration of the estate.

Applying for the grant, collecting and distributing the assets

We anticipate this will take between 45-48 hours work at £250 plus VAT per hour. Total costs estimated at £12,000 (+VAT) and disbursements £14,912.

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 8 bank or building society accounts
  • There are other intangible assets
  • There are no more than 10 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 inheritance tax payable and the executors need to submit a full account to HMRC and we are required to calculate the inheritance tax due.
  • There are no claims made against the estate
Disbursements included in this fee:
  • Probate application fee of £155 plus £0.50 for every sealed copy
  • £7 Swearing of the oath (per executor)
  • Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches (£2 per beneficiary)
  • £200 Post in The London Gazette – Protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors
  • £150 Post in a Local Newspaper – This also helps to protect against unexpected claims.

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 (1 per asset usually).
  • Estate Agents may need to be instructed to provide a valuation for the property.
  • Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included.
How long will this take?

On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 12 months, depending on when the Property is sold. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 6 months from the date on which we receive our Client Care Letter back duly signed and approved. Collecting cash assets then follows once the Grant is obtained, which can take between 6 weeks. Once this has been done, we can then depending on circumstances make an interim distribution, which normally takes 2 weeks.

Once the Property is sold we will then be able to finalise the administration of the estate.

All work relating to Wills & Probate will be carried out by one of our team of experienced Wills & Probate specialists.