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Our probate fees and service for simple non-taxable Probate applications

There may be certain circumstances whereby you only require assistance in applying for and obtaining the Grant of Representation (Grant of Probateor a Grant of Letters of Administration). We are happy to help you through this difficult process by carrying out the work required for afixed fee.

This type of application is usually only suitable where the deceased’s Estate is less than the nil rate band (currently £325,000) at the date of the deceased’s death, or may be valued at more than this but is not taxable for Inheritance Tax purposes because of transferable Nil Rate Band. Please see below if you need to apply for atransferable Nil Rate Band.

Our fixed fee Probate application costs will be £1,200.00 plus VAT and disbursements or £1,500 plus VAT and disbursements if a claim to transfer Nil Rate Band is required. Disbursementsare costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. The cost of such disbursements may change over time, if the agencies that charge them raise or reduce them.

The likely disbursements will be a Probate court fee of £273.00 (additional copies are charged at £1.50 per copy). VAT is not chargeable.

Based on the above likely disbursements, the fee you will pay is £1,713.00 (this includes VAT) for one copy of the Grant or £2,073 (this includes VAT) if a transferable Nil Rate Band claim is required.

In addition, to comply with Anti-Fraud Regulations, there will be a compliance fee to verify identity of £30.00 plus VAT per Executor.

On average obtaining the Grant of Probate takes at least three months.

These fees only relate to a non-taxable Estate. For our fees in respect of taxable Estates, please see our Full Probate Application and Administration of Estates section below.

You will need to:

  • Provide a list of the assets and liabilities of the Estate with values as at the date of death.
  • Provide the death certificate.
  • Where appropriate provide the original Will.
  • Deal with the post Grant Administration. This includes: the sale or transfer ofthe assets, payment of liabilities, preparation of Estate accounts anddistribution to Beneficiaries.
  • Provide details of the first deceased’s estate if a claim to transfer Nil Rate Band is required.

We will not:

  • Provide you with a dedicated and experienced Probate lawyer to work on your matter.
  • Accurately identify the type of Probate application you will require.
  • Make the appropriate Probate application on your behalf.
  • Upon receipt of the Grant we will provide you with copies.
  • Undertake verification any of the information which you provide to us.
  • Deal with any of the pre or post grant administration.
  • Notify or contact any of the beneficiaries.

Our fixed fee Probate application costs will be £1,200.00 plus VAT and disbursements or £1,500 plus VAT and disbursements if we need to claim the first deceased’s Transferable Nil Rate Band.

For any further information, please contact us on 0800 328 3282 or info@coodes.co.uk.

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