Why choose Stephensons?
At Stephensons we understand that planning for the future is an important part of life and as such we want to make it as easy and convenient as possible for our clients to ensure their loved ones are looked after down the line.
For more information on any aspects of legal advice including the drawing up or revision of Wills and Probate documents call us today on 0175 321 6399.
Our comprehensive range of online Wills and Probate documents provide a safe, secure and simple way for you to plan for the future and come with a guarantee that all documents are checked and reviewed by our legal experts.
For those who would prefer to meet with a solicitor face to face we also offer fixed price services at our branches in Manchester, Leigh, Wigan, St Helens and Bolton by appointment. Furthermore we can even visit you at home to discuss Wills and Probate issues if appropriate.
So call us today on 0175 321 6399, or visit any of our branches for expert advice regarding any Wills or Probate issues you may have.
Online Wills & Probate Price Guide
To purchase any of the documents listed below please click the following link: Online Wills & Probate
Comprehensive Will for a married person or civil partner - £72.00
Comprehensive Will for an unmarried person - £72.00
Comprehensive Will for married person or civil partner (pair) - £120.00
Comprehensive Will for unmarried person (pair) - £120.00
Discretionary Trust Will for married person or civil partner - £230.00
Discretionary Trust Will for married person or civil partner (pair) - £280.00
Letter of wishes - £25.00
Changing a Will Online
Codicil appointing substitute executor on death of executor - £25.00
Codicil revoking a gift to a named beneficiary - £25.00
Beneficiary receipt - £5.00
PA 1 - Probate application form - £50.00
Probate letter to annuity provider - £5.00
Probate letter to bank or building society - £5.00
Probate letter to investment provider - £5.00
Probate letter to life insurance company - £5.00
Probate letter to loan or credit card company - £5.00
Probate letter to mortgage company - £5.00
Probate letter to pension provider - £5.00
Probate letter to share registrar - £5.00
Probate letter to utility company - £5.00
Renunciation of administration - £50.00
Renunciation of probate - £50.00
Online Powers of attorney - registration
EP1 PG - Notice of intention to register an EPA (England & Wales) - £50.00
EP2 PG - Application to register an EPA (England & Wales) - £50.00
LP2 Register your lasting power of attorney - £50.00
LP3 Notice of intention to register a lasting power of attorney - £50.00
Online Powers of attorney - revocation
Revocation of a general power of attorney - £155.00
Revocation of an enduring power of attorney - £155.00
How much does probate cost?
Here are the costs relating to probate if you'd like to use our legal specialists.
Grant of probate/grant of letters of administration only - £849 plus VAT*
Executors/administrators can then deal with the administration of the estate after we have obtained the grant for them.
Dealing with entire estate (obtaining grant, collecting in assets and distributing to beneficiaries)
Average estate values are under £325,000 and with no inheritance tax payable, where this is the case our average prices are :
Basic price range
Estate of 1 property and up to 4 accounts - £1,500 plus VAT*
Estate of 1 property and from 5 to 10 accounts - £2,100 plus VAT*
Additional costs relating to the administration of the estate
If there is no Will there will be an additional charge in relation to the increased complexity £300 plus VAT*
Banded fee scale in relation to number of shareholdings/stock
Additional fee as follows:
1 to 3 share holdings - £100 plus VAT*
3 to 5 share holdings - £250 plus VAT*
6 plus share holdings - £300 plus VAT*
Banded fee scale in relation to number of beneficiaries
Additional fee as follows:
3 to 5 beneficiaries - £100 plus VAT
6 plus beneficiaries - £250 plus VAT
*Third party costs
Probate Court fee of £155
£0.50 for each office copy of the grant required (1 per asset usually)
£3 plus VAT HM Land Registry official copy entry
£2 bankruptcy search
£5 plus VAT for electronic ID search
HM Land Registry registration fees based on scales and the value and status of the property
Other third party costs will be advised as required, e.g. accountant’s fee for potential income tax return, statutory advertisement fee to advertise for unknown creditors, asset tracing fee
There may be additional third party costs for lost share certificates and share registrar and/or sale agent fees on transfer or sale of the shares
S27 Advertisements in the London Gazette and a local newspaper in from £150 - £300 depending on the local newspaper advertising costs.
Stockbroker fees - £25 - £150 depending on the number of shareholdings to be dealt with.