Fixed Fee Probate – Grant only
We can help you through this difficult process by obtaining the Grant of Probate on your behalf.
How much does this service cost?
TOTAL: fixed fee of £585 (plus VAT).
This includes: obtaining the grant and reporting the Grant to HMRC.
If, in addition, you wish us to gather in the assets and then distribute to either the Executors or Beneficiaries then this will incur an extra cost which will be charged at no more than £250 per hour and will be quoted for on receiving details.
Breakdown of costs:
Probate court fee of £155 (plus 50p per copy Grant required)
Swearing of the oath £7 (per executor).
Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches (£2 per beneficiary).
As part of our fixed fee we will:
Provide you with a dedicated and experienced probate practitioner 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 legal oath for you to swear
Make the application to the Probate Court on your behalf
Obtain the Probate and send copies to you
Collect and distribute all assets in the estate (if required by you)
On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 2-4 months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 2-6 weeks. Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 4-8 weeks. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes 1-3 weeks.
To speak to a probate Solicitor in Blackpool call 01253 629300 or click here to send us a message and we’ll call you back.
Applying for the grant, collecting and distributing the assets
All Probate matters are different. There are a number however where there will be, for example, one Property and then two or three other assets such as bank accounts, life policies or possibly shares.
We anticipate that such matters take between 5 and 15 hours work at £250 per hour at most. Total costs would therefore be in the region of £1,250 and £3,750 (plus VAT).
The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. For example, if there is one beneficiary and no property, costs will be at the lower end of the range. If there are multiple beneficiaries, a property and multiple bank accounts, and other assets such as shares then costs will be at the higher end.
We will handle the full process for you. This quote is for estates where:
There is a valid will
There is no more than one property
There are no more than 2 bank or building society accounts
There are no other intangible assets
There are no more than 4 beneficiaries
There are no disputes between beneficiaries on division of assets. If disputes arise this is likely to lead to an increase in costs
There is no inheritance tax payable and the executors do not need to submit a full account to HMRC
There are no claims made against the estate
Disbursements included in this fee:
Probate application fee of £155
Swearing of the oath (per executor) £7
Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches (£2 per beneficiary)
Post in The London Gazette £62.15 +VAT – Protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors.
Post in a Local Newspaper £185 +VAT – This also helps to protect against unexpected claims.
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
If there is no will or the estate consists of any share holdings (stocks and bonds) there is likely to be additional costs that could range significantly depending on the estate and how it is to be dealt with. We can give you a more accurate quote once we have more information.
If any additional copies of the grant are required, they will cost 50p (1 per asset usually).
Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included.
How long will this take?
On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 3-6 months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 4-8 weeks. Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 4-8 weeks. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes 1-3 weeks.
Call 01253 629300 for quote based on your personal circumstances or click here to send us a message and we’ll call you back.