|Obtaining a grant of representation in England and Wales||Our Price||VAT (20%)|
Obtaining a Grant (IHT205)
£950 - £3000
£190 - £600
Obtaining a Grant (IHT400)
£2500 - £6000
£500 - £1,200
VAT is a government tax that we are required to charge, and will usually be added at 20% to our fees and disbursements, except where we indicate the disbursements are outside the scope of VAT.
Administration of estate
Our fees for the administration of an estate range between 1% to 4% of the gross value of the estate depending on the complexity of your case and your location. You would be informed of any increase to our estimated fees prior to us carrying out any further work.
1-4% of Gross Estate (minimum fee £2500)
plus hourly rate of £160 – £325 (+20% VAT of £32 – £65)
It is difficult to give an accurate estimate of costs as this does depend on the complexity of the estate which in turn varies depending on the size of the estate, the type of assets held, the number and type of beneficiary etc. The costs can range anywhere between £2,500 – £15,000 (+20% VAT of £500 – £3,000) for a complex case. It can take 3 – 6 months to receive a grant of probate for a standard matter and then a further 6 – 12 months to conclude matters. More complex cases can take between 18 – 24 months to conclude. We will give a full estimate of costs and likely timescales at the start of the matter.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
- Probate court fee: £155 (plus £15 for 10 copies);
- Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department Searches: £2 per beneficiary;
- Post in The London Gazette: £71.00, which protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors;
- Post in a Local Newspaper: £110, which also helps to protect against unexpected claims.
- Provide you with a dedicated and experienced probate solicitor to work on your matter;
- Identify the legally appointed executors or administrators and beneficiaries;
- Accurately identify the type of Probate application you will require;
- Obtain the relevant documents required to make the application;
- Complete the Probate Application and the relevant HMRC forms;
- Draft a statement of truth;
- Make the application to the Probate Court on your behalf;
- Obtain the Probate and securely send two copies to you;
- Collect and distribute all assets in the estate.