Includes collecting in and distributing up to three assets, or transferring them to up to two beneficiaries. An asset does not include property.
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.
excluding VAT and the probate fee
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.
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:
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.
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