Fixed Fees (for a non-taxable estate)

Our fixed fees are for obtaining Grant of Probate only for a non-taxable estate based on the information you provide to us.

For a non-taxable estate £900 + VAT and disbursements
IHT400 for a non-taxable estate £2,100 + VAT and disbursements
Additional drafting of Notices and Affidavits £300 + VAT per document

Fees for Obtaining Grant of Probate and Administration of Estate (for taxable and non-taxable estates) 

This fee includes us obtaining details of the assets and liabilities in the deceased’s estate as at the date of death, preparing all probate application paperwork, calculating any inheritance tax and obtaining the Grant of Probate.  Then administering the estate, settling all legacies, carrying out all the wishes in the Will and preparing the Estate Accounts. 

Our fees in relation to this work are as follows:

Where we are not acting as Executors

1.25% of the gross value of the estate subject to a minimum of £2,100 +VAT and disbursements

Where we are acting as Executors

1.5% of the gross value of the estate subject to a minimum of £2,100 + VAT and disbursements

These fees are for estates where:

  • There is a valid Will.
  • There are no disputes between beneficiaries on division of assets. If disputes arise this is likely to lead to an increase in costs.
  • There are no claims made against the estate.


Disbursements are costs payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Additional charges and disbursements (if applicable)

Land Registry Office Copies and the title plan £6
Probate Court Fee & Copies £300 plus £1.50 for each court sealed copy of the Grant
Landmark Asset Search £162 (including VAT)
Certainty Will Search up to £126 (including VAT)
Drafting and Meetings/Attendance up to £360 per hour (including VAT)
Section 27 Notice (a Section 27 Notice protects executors/trustees against unexpected claims from unknown creditors) £TBA

Potential Additional Costs

  • If there is no Will there are likely to be additional costs depending on the estate and how it is to be dealt with. We can give you a more accurate quote once we have details of the assets in the estate and of the family.
  • Dealing with the sale of any property in the estate is not included in our fees above.

For more information or to speak to one of our experienced Probate solicitors please call us on 01622 759051 or email us at