This below is an indicative price only. Please contact us on 02476 553 381 or email email@example.com for a full quote.
Our Professional Fees £950
VAT (20%) £190
Disbursements (Payments we make to others on your behalf)
Grant of Probate Fee £155
Statement of Truth Free
Office Copies £0.50 per copy
Total cost* £1260
*Assuming 2 executors, where there is a will, and requiring 10 office copies. This price guide does not account for the costs of assets overseas, or for a probate application that is disputed. The value of the estate does not currently affect the cost of obtaining a Grant of Probate.
In April 2019 the costs charged by the Probate Registry will be increasing to the following rates.
|Value of the Estate||Probate Fee|
|£50,001 - £300,000||£250|
|£300,001 - £500,000||£750|
|£500,001 - £1,000,000||£2,500|
|£1,000,001 - £1,600,000||£4,000|
|£1,600,001 - £2,000,000||£5,000|
|£2,000,001 and over||£6,000|
Obtaining a Grant of Probate normally takes between 4 and 5 weeks, however if the estate in question is large or contains a number of complex assets then it may take significantly longer. Below is a timescale for an normal application.
Initial Contact and Appointment - You meet our solicitor and discuss the estate, including all the financial and personal information of the deceased.
Oath and Inheritance Tax Accounts Preparation – Using that information we will then draft an Oath of Probate and complete the inheritance tax returns for the estate. In more complex matters this stage may take significantly longer.
Swear the Oath – You will meet with our solicitor who will accompany you to an independent solicitor who will Administer the Oath.
Weeks Four & Five
Application to the Probate Registry – We will make an application to the Probate Registry on your behalf. Once the Grant of Probate has been received we shall contact you to arrange delivery or collection.