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Dealing with the death of a loved one is stressful enough, without the added pressure and worry of having to arrange the administration of the estate; which includes dealing with the legal and tax issues, as well as other responsibilities. It is an overwhelming task to take on, especially at such a sensitive time for your family.
We know that most people don’t know what the  word Probate means, what it is and even if you need it. Just pick up the phone and ask us. We will even tell you  if you don’t require it.
Joanne, Charlotte, Chris and Melissa can help with these responsibilities in whichever way you would like- right from the start to the end, or just to take on specific parts, if you still wish to do some yourself. We have designed a sliding scale to help with the cost and allow you to tailor the service to your particular needs. We are thoughtful and sympathetic in our approach, so that we take the burden and allow you to grieve without added stress.

Finding the best option for you

Please note that there will be two elements to the prices as set out below:
1. Fees charged by Burys Solicitors; and
2. Fees payable to third parties.
Please ensure that you consider both parts of the price information.
We can do as much work as you wish.
Fees charged by Burys Solicitors
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Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration only- Estate under £325,000

  • This where the estate is simple, not many assets make up the estate and Burys Solicitors do not handle the client money or distribution.
  • There are no estate accounts to be done or charities to deal with. There are only a few accounts to deal with (less than 5) and the client provides the information and deals with the banks/organisations and money directly.
  • Perfect for small and simple estates where you have the time and capabilities to deal with the day to day paperwork.

£750 + VAT

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Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration only- Estate over £325,000

  • This is where the estate is sizeable and over the IHT threshold and liable for IHT tax or which otherwise requires the submission of a full HMRC account.
  • The client provides the information and deals with the money, IHT payments and banks/organisations directly.
  • Perfect for simple estates where there is Inheritance to tax to pay but there are only a small number of assets that make up the estate and you have the time and capabilities to deal with the day to day paperwork, pay HMRC the IHT liability and deal with all other assets/money.

£1200 + VAT

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Probate Full Administration - No Inheritance tax to pay estate under £325,000

  • In addition to obtaining the Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration, we are responsible for collecting in monies due to the estate, accounting to the Executors and compiling estate accounts before distribution to beneficiaries.
  • Perfect for those who do not have the time to deal with the day to day paperwork and the responsibility of gathering in the estate monies, accounting and distribution. It can be time intensive and onerous.

£2600 + VAT

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Probate Full Administration- There IS Inheritance tax to pay OR a full HMRC account- estate is over £325,000

  • In addition to obtaining the Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration, we are responsible for dealing with HMRC and the provision of IHT payments, collecting in the assets, dealing with liabilities, providing estate accounts and full distribution to beneficiaries. More complex and labour intensive to smaller estates.
  • Perfect for those who are daunted by and do not have the time to deal with HMRC forms for full accounting and arranging IHT payments.
  • Accounting and distribution is more onerous and accompanying paperwork is very sizeable,complex and time consuming.

£4000 + VAT

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Fees payable to third parties (‘Disbursements’)
Fee Actual fee VAT
Probate Registry’s fee   £155.00   £0.00
Probate Registry’s fee for extra copies £0.50 per copy  £0.00
Services excluded
Our service will not include any of the following:
• Any contested probate matters or advice on the same.
• Advice on tax or other accounting matters.
• Advice on assets held outside of the UK.
• Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate.
Approximate/ average timescales
On average, estates that fall within these quote ranges are dealt with within 3 – 9 months.
Factors that could increase costs
In some circumstances we may increase our fees to account for additional time, work or skill required to meet your instructions. Examples include:
• 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.