We offer a fixed fee for applications for Grant of Probate.
The Grant of Probate service includes the completion and submission of the relevant forms for the grant of probate. The price below details what is included and what limitations there are for this service.
The below prices do not include VAT or disbursements.
Application for ProbateNon-Taxable Estates Only
- Submission of Inheritance Tax Form 205 for non-taxable estates
- Liaising with the Court and obtaining the Grant of Probate / Letters of Administration
- Valid Will:
- This price allows for estates with a valid Will only. If there is no valid Will a further 1 – 2 hours (£180 per hour) will likely be added to our costs which will depend on the complexity of the circumstances.
- Does not include:
- This price does not allow for intangible assets e.g. shares
- This price does not include disbursements which will be charged in addition (see below)
- We will prepare the application within 14 days of receiving all of the required information from you relating to the estate (e.g. information on assets and liabilities)
- The time until we receive the grant from the court relies on their current workload and can vary
We only offer this service for non-taxable estates.
For additional information on Inheritance Tax please visit the gov.uk website:
The fee is based upon written confirmation of all assets and debts being provided to us by the client. It does not include:
Making any enquiries with any asset holder or creditor
Checking the accuracy of the information provided by the client
Collecting in assets, paying debts or distributing to entitled beneficiaries
This fee does not account for dealing with any claims made against the estate, against the validity or otherwise of a Will, or dealing with any matter preventing the issue of a Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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. Once the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration have been provided by the Court we will provide you with this so that you may distribute the assets.