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

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Costs and Service Information – Uncontested Probate (with all assets in the UK)

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.

All quoted fees include an initial home visit at no extra charge.

Probate Grant Only – No Inheritance Tax

We are instructed to obtain a Grant of Probate/Grant of Letters of Administration for an estate that is not liable to Inheritance Tax (estate is worth less than £325,000.00).
This where the estate is simple, not many assets 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 directly.

Fees charged by Burys Solicitors

Our legal fee is £750 + VAT (£900 inclusive of VAT)

Fees payable to third parties (‘Disbursements’)

Fee
Probate Registry’s fee
Probate Registry’s fee for extra copies

Actual fee
£155.00
£0.50 per copy

VAT
£0.00
£0.00

Our fees include the preparation of two key documents:

  1. Statement of Truth
  2. IHT205 for HMRC

In preparing these documents we will be relying entirely on the data supplied by you and it shall not be a requirement of our retainer that we look behind the data you have supplied to us in support of your instructions.

Our fees do not include:

  • Attending Inquests or liaising with the Coroner’s Service.
  • Arranging funerals or funerary services.
  • Authenticating or dealing with any problems arising from the form or content of any Will or Codicil with the Will (where the original is lost, destroyed, defaced or incomplete, or otherwise in a physical state giving rise to further query or investigation by the probate registry.)
  • Liaising with asset holders on your behalf or verifying your identity to third parties.
  • Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate.
  • Arranging any insurances for any property.
  • Engaging in protracted discussion or dispute with HMRC as to the valuations of assets or of liabilities supplied to us.
  • Engaging in protracted discussion or dispute with HMRC as to the basis of calculation of any past current or future liability to inheritance tax, capital gains tax, income tax or any other taxes triggered by the application.
  • Collecting in assets, closing accounts or discharging any liabilities of the estate.
  • Arbitrating or mediating disputes between beneficiaries.
  • Dealing with any claim or claims made against the estate (whether made by any third-party creditor or by any beneficiary or any claimant whether named in the Will or entitled by reason of the application of the rules of intestacy or otherwise).

Timescales

On average, grant only applications of this type overall normally complete within a maximum of 3 months.
The Probate Registry typically take a maximum of 15 working days from its receipt of our application to issue the Grant.

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