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Our Fees

We offer a fixed fee for applications for Grant of Probate which is limited by the amount of assets in the estate. We also offer a fixed fee for estate administration.

The price below details what is included and what limitations there are for these services.

The Grant of Probate service includes the completion and submission of the relevant forms and other required documentation for taxation as well as the completion and submission of forms for the grant of probate. When administering the estate we will gather the assets of the estate, discharge any liabilities, and distribute the assets accordingly.

The below prices do not include VAT or disbursements.

Administration of the Estate

Non-Taxable Estates
£1,750 - £2,500/(+VAT)
  • Includes:
  • Straightforward administration of an estate where no tax is payable
  • Does not include:
  • Administration of a taxable estate where there would be an additional fee of £2,500
  • This fee allows for the following to be included in the estate:
  • 1 Properties
  • 10 Bank/Building Society Accounts
  • 10 Beneficiaries
  • Intangible assets may also be included such as shareholdings
  • Timescale:
  • 26 weeks for a straightforward estate
  • 52 weeks for a more complex estate with tax issues

Get a more accurate quote

Every case is different, to get a bespoke estimate contact us today and we can discuss the specifics of yours.

Call: (01656) 645921

Email: enquiries@davidprosser.co.uk

There may be additional tax due on this matter which would be separate to the estimated cost.
For additional information on Inheritance Tax please visit the gov.uk website:
gov.uk/inheritance-tax

Disbursements are costs related to third party services which we pay on your behalf. We have not included the following disbursements in the above prices which may be charged in addition to the above fee. We price these based on the prevailing rates:

  • Swearing Fees
  • Probate Fees
  • Will Search Fees
  • Bankruptcy Search Fees
  • Statutory Notice Fees
  • Valuation Fees
  • Accountancy Fees

Please note:

These fees do not apply where any assets of the estate are outside of the UK

These fees do not apply if the Will or distribution of the estate is contested or the executors are in dispute

These fees do not apply if there is a claim against the estate under the Inheritance (Family & Dependants) Act 1975

Meet the Team

Brendan Sweeney

Solicitor
Qualified: 1990

Been a solicitor with DP Law Limited for 28 years and deals with a large caseload of Probate and Wills.

Our PRocess

Probate

Stage 1

Valuing the Estate

At this stage we will go through the deceased’s papers and bank statements to establish their assets and liabilities. This can be quite straightforward, however in some cases there may be multiple investments, properties, and other personal belongings to consider.

At this stage we may need to contact banks, lenders, fund managers, pension providers, the local government, the DWP, and HMRC.

Stage 2

File Inheritance Tax Forms

Regardless of whether inheritance tax must be paid inheritance tax forms must be completed. One form is used for non-taxable estates, another for taxable estates.

The Executor will complete the related forms as well as any additional schedules to establish the amount of tax payable.

Stage 3

Pay Inheritance Tax

If there is inheritance tax payable on the estate then it must be paid prior to obtaining the grant of probate. Funds can be transferred directly from one of the deceased’s accounts for this if there are sufficient funds.

Stage 4

File Probate Forms

Once we have assessed the size of the estate we will be able to complete the probate application form by applying to the Probate Registry.

The Executor’s will need to swear an oath at this stage to confirm that the details of the application are correct

Stage 5

Pay Probate Fees

At this stage we will pay the applicable probate fees on your behalf. These are fixed regardless of the size of the estate and are detailed above in the disbursements section.

Stage 6

Administer the Estate

We will collect in the assets of the estate, discharge the liabilities and subsequently distribute the estate in accordance with a Will or the rule of intestacy.