Applying for the grant, collecting and distributing the assets
We anticipate the total costs are estimated to be £2750 to £4500 (+VAT) based on our charging rates of between £140 to £250 per hour (+VAT).
The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. For example, if there is one beneficiary and the deceased did not own a property, costs will be at the lower end of the range. If there are multiple beneficiaries, a property and multiple bank accounts, costs will be at the higher end.
We will handle the full process for you. This estimate is for estates where:
Disbursements included in this fee:
Probate application fee of £273 plus £1.50 per copy UK
UK Bankruptcy – searches (£2 included)
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.
Potential additional costs
How long will this take?
Some estates can be dealt with very quickly 5 – 7 months. We will deal with matters as they arise but we cannot control how long third parties such as banks, government departments such as HMRC or DWP and the Probate Registry may take to deal with our correspondence. We would expect to be in a position to apply for Probate within 2-3 months and be in a position to finalise the administration of the estate within 3-4 months of receiving the Grant of Representation from the Probate Registry.
Due to the risk of a claim being made against the estate we will sometimes recommend that the estate is not distributed until ten months after Probate has been granted.