Regrettably, it’s not good enough that a family member perhaps knows what you want. If you don’t have a Will, your wishes are not legally binding, and there is no certainty or guarantee that your wishes will be adhered to or followed.
If you were to die without a Will:
Our fee for uncontested probate matter is between £625 – £750 + Vat (£750 – £900 Inc Vat) for a grant.
Estate value up to and including £350,000 — £625 + Vat = £750
Estate value over £350,000 — £750 + Vat = £900
Our fee for uncontested probate matter for Estate administration is 1% of gross value of estate with a minimum fee of £1200 + vat (£1440 includes Vat).
The above-fixed fee is only applicable if all assets are located in the UK.
Depending on the complexity of your case, we have the right to charge hourly rate for our work at the following rate: £200 + Vat (£240) per hour.
Home and care home including hospital visits are charged at £75 + Vat within the London area. Extra may be charged outside the London area.
On a broad base, our fee estimate is based on the following:
Timing of the process could take up to 52 weeks.
Obtaining grant of probate can take up to 10 weeks.
Other processes of the administration could take up to 42 weeks.
In the case of No Will, our fees could rise materially depending on the estate and how it is to be dealt with.
We can give an estimate for this once more information becomes available to us.
There are other costs that may be payable, such as probate registry fees between £255 to £275
Additional copies of grant letter at £1.50 per copy.
There may be additional professional fees depending on the case, such as estate surveyor, stockbrokers, legal fees for selling any property.