Probate is the process of dealing with the estate of someone who has died. This involves paying outstanding debts from the deceased’s estate and distributing any remaining assets in accordance with their Will or rules of intestacy where there is no valid Will.
On average, this takes between 4 – 12 months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 6 – 12 weeks. Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 6 – 12 months. We can then distribute the assets, which normally takes 6 – 12 weeks. Every case is different and it may be that timescales are shorter or longer than this
Please note all prices apply to members living in England and Wales. If you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland you will be referred to a local panel firm and their own charging rates will apply.
|PROBATE||COST inc VAT|
|Grant of Representation||£480.00|
|Estate Administration||£241 per hour but capped at 2% of the estate|
During the Probate process disbursements arise that are outside our control. The disbursements incurred are absolutely necessary as part of the administration process. We therefore include below an example of the type of disbursements and fees that may be incurred. The fees are subject to change and are not UnionLine’s fees. We will discuss any likely disbursements to be incurred during our ongoing work on your behalf.
|Example Disbursements during Probate||COST inc VAT|
|Probate Application Fee||£155.00|
|Additional copies of the Grant of Probate||£0.50|
|London Gazette advertisement fee||£74.58|
|Newspaper advertisement fee (only applicable if a property was owned)||£185.00|
|Bankruptcy search fee (per person)||£2.00|
|Oath fee (per Executor)||£7.00|