Our Wills and Probate solicitors are experts in their field, and having been named Law Firm of the Year at the 360 Legal awards twice, it’s no secret that our solicitors are amongst the industry leaders in providing expert advice and representation in all legal matters, including issues regarding Probate and Will fees. We are delighted to offer a range of fixed price services in this area.
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 - £890 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 - £1,575 plus VAT*
Estate of 1 property and from 5 to 10 accounts - £2,160 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.
If you would like more information or would like to arrange and appointment with one of our Wills and Probate experts call us on 0175 321 6399 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you directly.