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Our price match guarantee

At Kings Court Trust, we are aware that the probate and estate administration process can often be overwhelming and expensive. With several options and services available to Executors and Administrators, it is important to make sure you are getting a reasonable price for what you require.

We pride ourselves on keeping the prices for our award-winning services competitive, transparent and fair, however in the event you are provided with a written quote for an identical full estate administration service(s) at a lower price from another regulated estate administration provider or Solicitor, we will gladly match the price. 

Terms and conditions apply:

  • Our price match guarantee is only available for a like-for-like service.
  • We will match the price based on the net fee, which excludes third party costs and VAT.
  • This guarantee only applies to our full estate administration service.
  • Competitor quote needs to be from a regulated estate administration provider or Solicitor located in England and Wales.
  • Competitor quote must have been provided in the last 30 days.
  • Kings Court Trust’s quote must have been issued within 30 days of us receiving the competitor quote. 
  • If we are unable to match the price, we will discuss the reason with you and explain how our quote differs.
  • Kings Court Trust reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time.
  • Competitor quote must be presented before we begin any work on your file.
  • We are unable to offer a price match on estates where Kings Court Trust is named as the sole Executor.

Four solutions for the probate and estate administration process

Whether you want to retain control of the probate application process or hand the entire process over to a professional, we have the solutions to support you.

Option one

GRANT ONLY

Obtain the Grant of Probate

£950

including VAT
excluding the probate fee

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Option two

GRANT AND ASSETS

Includes collecting in and distributing up to three assets, or transferring them to up to two beneficiaries. An asset does not include property.

£1,450

including VAT
excluding the probate fee
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Option three

GRANT, TRUSTS & PROPERTY SOLUTIONS

1. Grant and transfer of property
2. Grant and Trust of property
3. Grant and Nil Rate Band Discretionary Trust
 
Each option has a fee of
£1,950
  
including VAT
excluding the probate fee
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Option four

FULL ESTATE ADMINISTRATION

We will complete the full process of estate administration taking on the legal and financial responsibility to do this. From dealing with all assets (such as property, shares and personal possessions), paying debts, paying any Inheritance Tax and Income Tax and transferring inheritance to the beneficiaries of the estate.

From £1,950
excluding VAT and the probate fee

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Our pricing process


Our Client Services Team are the first point of contact to gain a quote for the administration of an estate.

Our specialists will take the time to speak with you and learn about the details of the estate. We will ask questions like 'Is there a Will?', 'Does the estate include property?' and 'Is there a surviving spouse?'. These questions will help provide you with a clear quote based on the composition of the estate or help our team identify which solution may be most suitable. 

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Indicative pricing for full estate administration


The quote we provide you will be based on the information you have given us about the estate. The quote is valid for 30 days, after which we reserve the right to re-quote. Our charges will be calculated based on what we perceive to be the level of work required to fully administer the estate, and we do not calculate costs based on a percentage value of the estate. We will provide a quote at the outset based upon the information you provide us about the estate, but should you subsequently need further services we will advise on the cost of these as required.

Our prices for our full estate administration service start from £1,950 (excluding VAT and the probate fee) and based on previous estates we have administered, the average price for our comprehensive service is as follows:

number (1) Standard

No Inheritance Tax to pay and no reporting to HMRC required.


Average - £2,414
 

Average timescale of 6 to 9 months

number (2)  Intermediate

Complex Inheritance Tax return to HMRC completed, but no tax to pay.


Average - £4,215
 

Average timescale of 9 to 12 months

number (3)  Complex

Estate is subject to Inheritance Tax and necessary paperwork is completed.


Average - £5,414
 

Average timescale of 12 months

Please note, these figures are based on full estate administration averages only, and we will provide you with a bespoke quote at the appropriate time based on the complexity of the estate administration and legal work involved. All figures quoted are exclusive of VAT.

 

In addition to the costs for the work we will carry out, it is typically necessary to incur third party costs as part of the estate administration process. Each estate is different but these third party costs could include:

•   Bank transfer charges
•   Specialist property insurance for 12 months
•   Postal redirection
•   Certainty Will search
•   Property valuation
•   Legal Advertising (know as section 27 Trustee Act 1925 cover)

Whilst the cost of these third party charges will vary on a case by case basis, the average cost of these is £687.06*.

(*This figure is based on an estate containing a single property requiring insurance, passing to two beneficiaries.)

 

In addition to the costs set out above, in order to obtain a Grant of Probate, it is necessary to incur a charge set by the Probate Registry, which is £273 per application.

For a free, no-obligation conversation about probate, estate administration or our services , fill out the form below and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

 

What is and what is not included within your fixed fee?

Our summary of services document summarises exactly what services and third party costs are included in your fixed price, as well as the additional services we can arrange if required. 

VIEW THE SUMMARY OF SERVICES

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