The grant only service is the most economical way to obtain a Grant of Probate where we are dealing with a simple estate. This is where the Executors/family are able to provide Illuminate Legal with all of the information required to prepare the paperwork and no additional enquiries are required. The family will be responsible for dealing with the estate once the Grant has been received.
- The estimates for the grant only service range from £1,500 to £2,500 (no VAT) where there is a simple estate involved (HMRC form IHT205 is used).
- Where a full estate form is required (HMRC form IHT400 is used) these fees may rise to £1,500 to £3,000 (no VAT).
Full estate administration service/Mix and match service
Is available upon request but our fees for this will vary depending upon the terms of the Will/intestacy, nature of assets involved and value/complexity of the estate.
The family/Executors can keep costs down by doing as much of the work themselves but Rebecca Reid will meet with all new clients to discuss the estate and will provide a full estimate after that first meeting, depending on what work is required. The grant only costs would be exceeded by additional work being required, based on the likely time to be spent. We endeavour to provide a fixed fee quotation at the outset of all matters if possible.
All of our probate work is carried out on estimates using a time spent model to gauge likely fee estimates; Rebecca Reid’s hourly rate is £200 an hour. This is broken down in to 6 minute units.
All Probate and Letters of Administration quotations include disbursements which are court fees from outlined below:-
Value of estate Probate Application fee
Up to £50,000 £0
£50,001 – £300,000 £250
£300,001 – £500,000 £750
£500,001 – £1,000,000 £2,500
£1,000,001 – £1,600,000 £4,000
£1,600,001 – £2,000,000 £5,000
£2,000,001 or more £6,000
There is also an additional 50p per additional copy of the grant required.
Court fees are payable in addition to legal fees.
We do not provide conveyancing services in relation to the sale of any property in relation to the deceased’s estate, but can liaise for our clients with their conveyancing solicitor if required.
Mileage to client property/choice of meeting location is chargeable at 45p per mile for any home visit in excess of 8 miles from Odiham, Hampshire.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ILLUMINATE LEGAL LIMITED IS NOT VAT REGISTERED SO VAT WILL NOT BE ADDED TO YOUR BILL.