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Our Wills and Probate fees: Probate & letters of administration

Ocean wills & probate

At Ocean Wills and Probate, we’re always open and straightforward about what we charge for our services.

Our costs are itemised below but if anything isn’t 100% clear, or if you have any questions at all, please do get in touch. We’d be very happy to hear from you.  

PROBATES AND LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION: Estimated fees    

Obtaining a Grant of Probate only (simple Estates with no Inheritance Tax issues) -

£750 - £1500

VAT - £150  - £300

Obtaining a Grant of Probate only (more complex Estates with Inheritance Tax issues) -  £1500 - £3000     

VAT - £300 - £600

Obtaining a Grant of Letters of Administration only (simple Estates with no Inheritance Tax

issues) - £950 - £1900

VAT - £190 - £380

Obtaining a Grant of Letters of Administration (more complex Estates with Inheritance Tax issues) - £1900 - £3800

VAT £380 - £760

Additional Expenses not included in the above: Probate Court fees currently - £155 (no VAT)

Copy for each Office Copy of the Grant - £1.50p (no VAT)

N.B There is a proposal by the Ministry of Justice to increase Probate Court fees in 2019

Trustee Act Notices approximately - £250 (including VAT)

Preparation of Estate Accounts by external Accountant: likely to be on average - £1000

VAT - £200

Settling the Deceased’s tax affairs to date of death and Estate administration tax issues

(excluding Inheritance Tax) by external Accountant: likely to be on average - £1000 

VAT - £200

Deed of Variation (if required) - £500 – 1250

VAT - £100 - £250

Post Grant Administration work (simple Estates with no Inheritance Tax issues) fees available on request once the Grant has been issued but likely to be in the range - £1250 – £3000

VAT - £250 - £600

Post Grant Administration (more complex Estates with Inheritance Tax issues) price available on request once the Grant has been issued but likely to be £3000 – £7500

VAT - £600 - £1500

It is very difficult to estimate the likely cost of obtaining a Grant of Representation and administering the estate at the outset. To learn more click here

Click here to view our fees for Wills

Click here to view our fees for Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)

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