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Price Transparency Probate

We provide legal services for the administration of estates and other probate matters including Lasting Power of Attorneys and Wills.

Applying for the Grant, collecting and distributing the assets where all assets are in England & Wales (Estate Admin)

We anticipate this will take between 6 and 15 hours’ work at £235.00 per hour. Total costs estimated at £1,410.00 -£3,525.00 plus VAT and plus disbursements. 

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 estimate is for estates where:

  • There is a valid Will.
  • There is no more than one property.
  • There are no more than 3 bank or building society accounts.
  • There are no other intangible assets.
  • There are 1-2 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 are no claims made against the estate.

 

Disbursements in addition to the above fee:

  • Probate application fee: £155.00
  • Swearing of the Oath (per executor): £7.00
  • Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department Searches (per beneficiary):                                             From £1.00
  • Post in The London Gazette – protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors:         £62.15 plus VAT
  • Post in a Local Newspaper – this also helps to protect against unexpected claims:                          £185.00 plus VAT.

 

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 each if ordered at the same time the application is lodged (1 per asset usually).
  • Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included.
  • 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 6-9 months. Typically, obtaining the Grant of Probate takes 6-12 weeks. Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 4-8 weeks. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes 3-6 weeks.  Complicated estates with multiple properties, stocks and shares or foreign assets can take longer to finalise.

(Fixed Fee)

Probate where all assets are in England & Wales (Probate Application)

We can help you through this difficult process by obtaining the Grant of Probate on your behalf.

How much does this service cost?

TOTAL:                             Fixed fee of £1,450.00 plus VAT plus disbursements.

This includes:                 Preparing the application for the Grant and obtaining the same for you.

Breakdown of costs:

Legal fees:                       £1,450.00

VAT on legal fees:            £290.00

This fee 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 1-2 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 are no claims made against the estate or caveats lodged to prevent the issuing of a Grant of Probate

 

Disbursements:

  • Probate court fee of: £156.00
  • Swearing of the Oath (per executor): £7.00
  • Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches (per beneficiary):                                             from £1.00
  • Post in The London Gazette – Protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors:         £62.15 plus VAT
  • Post in a Local Newspaper – This also helps to protect against unexpected claims:                          £185.00 plus VAT

 

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.

As part of our fixed fee we will:

  • Provide you with a dedicated and experienced probate Solicitor to work on your matter.
  • Identify the legally appointed executors or administrators and beneficiaries.
  • Accurately identify the type of Probate application you will require.
  • Obtain the relevant documents required to make the application.
  • Complete the Probate Application and the relevant HMRC forms.
  • Draft a legal Oath for you to swear.
  • Make the application to the Probate Court on your behalf.
  • Obtain the Probate and securely send two copies to you.

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 each if ordered at the same time the application is lodged (1 per asset usually).
  • Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included.
  • 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 6-9 months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 6-12 weeks. Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 4-8 weeks. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes 3-6 weeks.  Complicated estates with multiple properties, stocks and shares or foreign assets can take longer to finalise.

Wills

Our fixed cost Wills start from as little as:

£150.00 +VAT (£180.00 including VAT) for a Single Will.

£250.00 +VAT (£300.00 including VAT) for Mirror Wills.

Once we have provided you with a written quote for the agreed work to be done making your Will, that price will not change.

We offer free initial guidance on Will writing to help you understand the process. We will discuss your wishes and your requirements when you contact us.

 

Where to find us

3rd Floor, Churchill House,
Chalvey Road East,
Slough,
Berkshire
SL1 2LS

T: 020 7379 7277
F: 020 7240 1577

OH Parsons LLP

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