Statement regarding COVID-19
We are following advice to do all we can to minimise risk to our clients and staff while maintaining the service you expect of us. For obvious reasons we ask you not to call at the office. We shall do all we can by post, telephone and email. Please understand that while all letters, emails and messages will be answered, this may take longer than usual.

Charges for Probate

Our charges for probate matters vary widely depending upon the work involved.

To administer a straightforward estate with just one property, no debts, one beneficiary, no inheritance tax to pay and no significant delays or complications, we would charge £2,000 to £3,000 plus VAT. This charge would be based on our hourly rates which are shown in detail on the link below and are current at 1 December 2018.

In addition, there will be certain payments to make such as a probate court fee (typically £160) and commissioner’s fee of around £14. Neither of these payments is subject to VAT.

In the case of larger and more complex estates, we may charge a value element based on the value of the assets. Any such charge will be agreed in advance.

We have reviewed our probate fees over the last two years to ascertain the range, lowest and highest fees and the average (mean.)

This shows that our probate bills over this period have ranged from £500 to £18,355 with the average being £3,110.