What is Probate?

Probate is the administration of a deceased’s person’s assets. Most estates have to go through probate, whether you leave a will or not. A Will ensures the deceased’s estate passes to the right people.

Banks, Building Societies and Insurance Companies will often insist on seeing a Grant of Probate before they pay out and a house cannot be sold or transferred without a Grant.

Stourbridge probate solicitor

Bereavement is often a difficult and emotional time.

If you are faced with having to deal with the bank manager or a faceless insurance company at a time of personal loss you may well find the whole situation complex and bewildering.

Our partners offer different levels of probate assistance to our clients, please contact us for more information.

Do I Need Probate?

So that we can establish whether probate is required in your situation please call us on and talk directly to one of our advisors who will give you free advice on how to proceed.  If you feel that you need further assistance once you have received our advice we will be able to give you a fixed fee for assisting you.

Probate Prices

  • Obtaining the Grant of Probate in the name of the Executor – £495.00 plus VAT and disbursements
  • Obtaining the Grant of Probate in the name of the Executor and Transferring a Property to the Beneficiaries – £795.00 plus VAT and disbursements
  • Obtaining the Grant of Probate in the name of the Executor and acting in the sale of a property – £895.00 plus VAT and Disbursements
  • There is also a court fee of £279.00 applicable.
  • Probate application fee £273
  • Additional copies of the grant £1.50 per copy (up to 1 copy of per asset may be required)
  • Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches £2 per beneficiary
  • Post in The London Gazette (if applicable) – Protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors circa £200 - £300.
  • Post in a Local Newspaper (if applicable) – Also helps to protect against unexpected claims circa £200 - £300

 

If your require a quote for us completing the administration of the estate as a whole please provide complete the contact form with details of the assets held by the deceased we will contact you by return with a fixed fee agreeable in advance.  No fee will be payable until the beneficiaries receive their inheritance.

PROBATE ENQUIRY