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Pricing for Probate and Conveyancing

Probate

Obtaining a grant of representation and dealing with the administration of an estate can be complicated; it can take several months to make sure everything is done properly. At Phillips & Phillips we offer a complete estate administration service to deal with everything for you.

Every estate is different, which is why we encourage you to contact us so we can provide you with an estimate outlining a range of potential fees to make sure that you get the right amount of support to meet your individual circumstances. We will update you regularly on your costs throughout the matter so you can stay in control throughout.’

We will do the following:
  • advise you in connection with obtaining the appropriate grant of representation to the estate;
  • advise you in connection with the administration of the estate; including the legal, taxation and administrative matters. 
We will not do the following:
  • provide any advice in relation to foreign assets, however we are able to co-ordinate advice with professional advisers in other jurisdictions in relation to assets held abroad but only to the extent specifically agreed in writing between us (which may incur an additional cost);
  • provide advice in relation to dealing with actual claims made against the estate, or contentious matters in dealing with the administration of the estate – these would be a separate matter, however we are able to co-ordinate with other professional advisers on how this impacts the administration of the estate but only to the extent specifically agreed in writing between us (which may incur an additional cost).
  • Provide advice on tax
An example of our costs

The below price information is a general indication of costs based on our experience.

We estimate a fee cost is likely to range between £1,950 and £3,500 plus VAT and disbursements* for a straightforward grant of probate and administration of an estate, for estates in England and Wales, where:

  • there is no more than one property in the sole name of the deceased
  • there are no more than three bank accounts
  • there are no debts (other than utility bills)
  • there is a valid will appointing executors
  • there is a single beneficiary
  • there are no complications

*Disbursements (costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties)

ItemAmountVAT
Probate fee*£155.00none
Office copies for the grant of probate (per copy)£0.50none
Post in the local newspaper£185.00none
Post in the London Gazette£62.15none

 * Please note that the government has issued proposals to increase fees in the future. We will attempt to make the application for the grant before the fee changes but due to the nature of the process and reliance on third parties this may not be possible.

Please contact us so that we can provide you with an individual quote based on your specific circumstances.’

Listing factors that could increase costs

The following factors are likely to increase the cost of your matter:

  • not having all of the paperwork available, or having missing or incorrect information that needs investigation and correction
  • third parties not responding to our communications promptly
  • dealing with unusual or complex assets or items (for example: fine art; timeshares; shares in private companies etc)

As soon as any complications arise we will discuss these with you and agree the fee for the additional work being carried out in advance of any additional work being undertaken.

Residential Conveyancing Fees

Our automated conveyancing quote is currently under construction.   Please email info@phillipsandphillipslaw.co.uk for a quote stating ;

  • Your name, address and contact details
  • Are you buying or selling?
  • Address of the property you are buying or selling
  • Sale / purchase price
  • Freehold or leasehold. If leasehold provide full details.
  • Are you obtaining a mortgage?
  • Owner occupier or Buy to let?
  • Any government help to buy scheme?