Probate Costs

At Moseley Chapman & Skemp Solicitors, we provide efficient Probate Services to clients in Sutton Coldfield and across West Midlands. Our team consists of 5 members with many years of experience. We specialise in high value Estates and Inheritance Tax.

probate costs

Home visits by appointment only

An outline of our costs is set out below, and is dependent on the following: –

  • Size of the Estate
  • Complexity of the Estate
  • Number of beneficiaries
  • Whether Inheritance Tax is payable
  • Whether there is a valid Will or whether it is an Intestacy
  • Any other relevant matters
The hourly rate charged is £195.00 per hour and is carried out by a Solicitor Director and a Chartered Legal Executive. An indication of the costs is set out below.

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Our Fees

Cost
Obtaining a Grant of Probate only in a straightforward estate. This will take between 2 and 4 months From £750 + VAT
Obtaining a Grant and administering an estate where there is no Inheritance Tax to pay and there is a valid Will. This will take between 4 and 12 months approximately. £1,550 – £5000 + VAT
Obtaining a Grant and administering an estate where there is no Inheritance Tax to pay and there is a valid Will. £1,500 – £8,000 + VAT
Obtaining a Grant and administering an estate where there is inheritance Tax and a full Inheritance Tax Return to be completed. This can take between 9 months to 24 months generally. £4,000 – £20,000 + VAT

Administration Disbursements

Bankruptcy Searches £2 per person
Advertisement in Local and National newspaper for any creditors of the estate that may not be known Approximately £200 + VAT
Office Copy entry from Land Registry to check property ownership. £3.00
Current Probate Registry application fee* £155 (plus £1.50 per additional copy)
Will Search £200 + VAT

Factors that can affect costs

  1. If a dispute arises between executors and/or beneficiaries
  2. If further assets/liabilities come to light during the administration
  3. If there are problems locating Will or there is a problem with regard to the execution of the Will.