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  • Wills

  • Deeds of Trust

  • Lasting Power of Attorney

  • Estate planning

  • Probate

  • Administration

  • Contentious Probate

WILL DRAFTING COSTS

 

 

Single Will:

Costs:                           £200.00

VAT:                              £ 40.00

Total:                            £240.00

Mirror Wills:

Costs:                           £350.00

VAT:                              £ 70.00

Total:                            £420.00

Preparing Lasting Power of Attorney, for Health and Welfare or Financial Matters:

Costs:                           £350.00

VAT:                              £ 70.00

Disbursements:          £ 82.00

Total:                            £502.00

If two Lasting Power of Attorneys are required, the following fixed fee will apply for both:

Costs:                          £600.00

VAT:                             £120.00

Disbursements:         £164.00

Total:                           £884.00

PROBATE COSTS

The following is a list of prices for probate work in relation to uncontested matters where all the assets are in the United Kingdom.  We have also listed the usual disbursements involved are also itemised separately.

All of the below fixed prices cover Estates where:-

  • There is a valid Will;

  • There is no more than 1 property;

  • There is no more than 6 bank or building society accounts;

  • There are no other intangible assets;

  • There are no disputes between beneficiaries on the division of assets;

Where there are any disputes between any beneficiaries, the likelihood is that we would then provide a detailed estimate based on hourly rates according to the work that was necessary and/or may consider referring the client to obtain alternative representation.

We will always provide a detailed estimate of the costs and disbursements prior to starting work on the file.

Obtaining Grant of Probate or the Grant of Letters of Administration only (Estates that do not require an Inland Revenue Account).  This means that the Executors or Administrators can then deal with the actual administration of the Estate and which we could obtain a grant for them:-

 

Costs:  £750.00

VAT:                            £150.00

Total:                          £900.00

To deal with the entire Estate

To include obtaining the Grant, thereafter collecting in the assets, clearing any liabilities and thereafter distributing to the beneficiaries:-

Band 1 – for Estates with a value up to and including £50,000.00

Costs:                          £1750.00

VAT:                              £350.00

Total Band 1:               £2100.00

Band 2 – for Estates with a value between £50,000.00 and £250,000.00

Costs:                           £2250.00

VAT:                              £450.00

Total Band 2:               £2700.00

Band 3 – for Estates with a value between £250,000.00 and £325,000.00

Costs:                           £2750.00

VAT:                             £  550.00

Total Band 3:                 £3300.00

Band 4 – All other Estates in excess of £325,000.00, the work will be charged at an hourly rate and we will assess at our first interview the approximate amount of time that we believe the work will take and provide you with an estimated cost including the VAT at that time.  This would depend upon the complexity of the Estate and the number of properties, accounts and shareholdings that may be involved.

 

Costs: TBC

All of the above fixed prices cover Estates where:-

  • There is a valid Will;

  • There is no more than 1 property;

  • There is no more than 6 bank or building society accounts;

  • There are no other intangible assets;

  • There are no disputes between beneficiaries on the division of assets;

Where there are any disputes between any beneficiaries, the likelihood is that we would then provide a detailed estimate based on hourly rates according to the work that was necessary and/or may consider referring the client to obtain alternative representation.

There will be disbursements that will need to be paid as part of the Administration of the Estate.  These are paid to third parties.  They may include any of the following, though this is not to be considered an exhaustive list:-

  • Probate Application fee of £155.00 plus 50p per copy required.

  • Swearing of the Oath (per Executor/Administrator) – £7.00.

We may need to enlist the assistance of the other third parties in connection with the Administration of the Estate, such as obtaining a valuation from a Chartered Surveyor for a property, for engaging the services of a Conveyancing Solicitor, to sell or transfer a property.  If these services need to be engaged we will provide you with estimates of those costs upfront.  See our price list for residential conveyancing.