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Our Fees

The below is an estimate for attaining a grant of representation  as well as administering a non-taxable estate. Our fees are calculated on an hourly rate and an estimated cost for this service is provided below based on a typical case. This estimate includes completing and submitting paperwork in relation to taxation, application for the grant of representation, discharging any liabilities, and the administration of the estate on your behalf.

The below prices are an estimate of the Total Cost and include VAT and disbursements.

Estimated Cost: £1,440 – £2,350

Hourly Rate: £228

Estimated Hours: 5.5 – 9.5

Estimated Timescale: 16 – 24 weeks

For a taxable estate there would be between 2 and 5 hours additional work which would be a total of £456 – £1,140.

 

Includes:

Completion and submission of Inheritance Tax forms for non-taxable estates.

The preparation and submission of the application for grant of representation

Gathering the estate’s assets

Distributing those assets to up to 2 beneficiaries of the estate

The estimate is based on a service which includes us dealing with one property and four bank/building society accounts. This would apply if it is a non-taxable estate and where we would be distributing assets to up to two beneficiaries.

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: 029 2086 6001

 Email: admin@evansandgreaves.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

Please note this fee does not include:

The cost of a transfer or sale of property

Tracing beneficiaries

IHT Payable

Enquiries regarding the validity of the Will

Disbursements are costs related to third party services which we pay on your behalf. The following disbursements are included in the above price:

Probate Registry fee

Swearing of Oath Fee

Will search

Adverts for protection against unexpected claims

We generally deal with these cases by mail or telephone. More than two face-to-face meetings throughout the transactions could increase fees quoted. 

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

Fees may vary dependant on individual circumstances.

Meet the Team

Chris Greaves

Director, Solicitor
Qualified: 1987

Chris has dealt with these issues since 1985 when he started training Recently he has adopted a supervisory role having left the day to day case load to the head of department.

 

Leanne Evans

Director, Solicitor
Qualified: 1997

Leanne has worked within this field throughout her career and since 2010 heads the department.

 

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 personal representative 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 representation. 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 personal representative 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.