Gateshead 0191 490 0108 ~ Newcastle 0191 272 3713 recept@gatesheadsolicitors.co.uk

Grant of Probate

(no administration/distribution)

 

FEES 

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WHAT IS INCLUDED

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TIMESCALE

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Prices

Please note that there will be two elements to the prices as set out below:

  1. Fees charged by TFG; and
  2. Fees payable to third parties.

Please ensure that you consider both parts to our price information.

Fees Charged By TFG

 

FEE ACTUAL VAT TOTAL
Legal Fee* £450.00 £90.00 £540.00
SUBTOTAL £540.00

*basis of charging = fixed fee

This quote is based on the following:

  • There is a valid will
  • The executors provide us with all relevant information required to complete and submit the application

Fees Payable To Third Parties (“Disbursements”)

FEE ACTUAL AVERAGE RANGE VAT TOTAL
Probate Fee £155.00 £0.00 £155.00
Sealed Copies £1.50 £0.00 £6.00
Post in a Local Newspaper (required only when trying to trace a beneficiary) £250 £0.00 £250
SUBTITLE £411

 

ESTIMATED TOTAL FEES              £951

Work Included And Key Stages

 The precise work and stages involved can vary according to the circumstances. However, we have set out the key stages involved in a typical probate application matter:

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice.
  • Identify the legally appointed executors or administrators and beneficiaries.
  • Identify the type of probate application required.
  • Preparation of HMRC Form IHT 205 (return of Estate Information Form)
  • The application for Grant of Probate is prepared and then sworn by the executor and submitted to the appropriate Probate Registry together with the Will, if there is one.

Once the Grant is received, it is provided to the client who will then collect, administer and distribute the estate.

Services Excluded

 Our service will not include any of the following:

  •  Collecting or distributing the assets.
  • Preparing Estate Accounts.
  • 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, it would take approximately 1-2 months to be ready to apply for the grant.

Typically, obtaining for a grant of probate once the actual application has been submitted takes 4-8 weeks.

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.
  • If any additional copies of the grant are required.
  • If you would like to instruct us to deal the estate administration.

Qualifications And Experience Of Our Team      

Probate matters are dealt with by Philip Shepherd

Regardless of who works on your matter, they will be supervised by Suzanne Todd

 

 

A copy of the information above can be downloaded here.

Our Probate Law Specialists

Suzanne Todd

Suzanne supervises the TFG Probate team. Read more here.

Phil Shepherd

Phil is one of our highly experienced Probate team. Read more here.

Contact Us

Let’s Work Together

Newcastle

 

 

73 Adelaide Terrace

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

NE4 8BN

Phone : 0191 272 3713

email: recept@gatesheadsolicitors.co.uk

Gateshead

 

 

16 Regent Terrace

Gateshead

NE8 1LU

Phone : 0191 490 0108

email: recept@gatesheadsolicitors.co.uk