Tayntons Fixed Fee Probate Service
We understand how confusing and stressful dealing with the estate of someone who has passed away can be, especially at a time when you are already coping with the emotional impact of their passing.
Tayntons highly experienced probate solicitors in Gloucester can help you through this difficult process by obtaining the Grant of Probate on your behalf for a fixed price without any hidden extras.
This allows us to offer you the highest quality advice and empathetic support for dealing with your loved ones’ estate, making your life easier while giving you certainty over the costs involved.
If you are personally appointed to act as an executor and there is no inheritance tax payable, we offer a fixed fee probate service in which we will complete all initial stages of the administration on your behalf.
Find out more about the benefits of using a solicitor for probate.
How much does a grant of probate cost?
Fixed fee of £1,800 (Incl VAT but not including disbursements) (where no full Inheritance Tax form IHT400 is required)
This includes receiving the information from you as to the assets and liabilities of the estate, preparing the application paperwork for your approval and signature and obtaining the grant of probate.
Breakdown of grant of probate costs:
Legal fees £1,500
VAT on legal fees £300
As well as our fees you must also pay for any expenses we incur on your behalf. These expenses are called “disbursements” and sometimes attract VAT.
Disbursements which are payable in all matters are payable in addition to this fee:
- Probate court fee of £273 – although this is subject to the potential new changes.
- Copies of grant at £1.50p each
- Bankruptcy (£2 per executor)
Further optional disbursements dependent on the circumstances of your matter include (these fees are estimates and subject to change):
- £83.40 Post in the London Gazette – Protect against unexpected claims from unknown creditors.
- £115.20 Post in a Local Newspaper – This also helps to protect against unexpected claims. This will vary depending on where the advert is placed.
- £195 + VAT unclaimed asset search – This ensures that all assets are claimed, assists in locating accounts and checking that all liabilities are settled.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
What is covered by Tayntons fixed fee probate service?
Our fixed fee grant of probate service includes:
- Providing you with a dedicated and experienced probate lawyer to work on your matter
- Identifying the legally appointed executors or administrators and beneficiaries
- Accurately identifying the type of Probate application you will require
- Obtaining the relevant documents required to make the application
- Drafting a legal statement and submitting the application to the Probate Registry on your behalf
- Obtaining the Probate and providing copies to you
How long does grant of probate take?
On average, obtaining a grant of probate on estates takes around 6 – 9 months. This is largely dependent on the time taken by 3rd parties to provide information and Probate Registry time frames.
Where an inheritance tax account is required, we are in the hands of HMRC and therefore timescales will be longer. We will, of course, keep you updated at all times about how matters are progressing and where there is any potential for delays.
Why choose Tayntons fixed fee probate service?
Tayntons’ probate solicitors and lawyers offer practical, empathetic support for all aspects of the probate process to Executors and other interested parties in Gloucester and throughout Gloucestershire, including Cheltenham and the Forest of Dean and further afield.
Working alongside our probate team, we have a very reliable residential property team who can assist with all of the property issues that tend to arise during the probate process, such as selling property and transfer of title.
Tayntons has achieved Lexcel accreditation from the Law Society, recognising the strength of our practice management and client care. We are independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) providing assurance that we continually meet the highest legal and professional standards.
Get in touch with our fixed fee probate solicitors in Gloucester
Do you need help with any aspect of probate in Gloucester, Cheltenham, the Forest of Dean or anywhere in Gloucestershire? Please contact us today by calling 0800 158 4147, emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or requesting a call back.
If once probate has been issued you would like to instruct us to continue acting, this would be possible. If you do not know how much support you need the best option is to make an appointment with our probate team to discuss your circumstances. It may be the case that instructing us only for the fixed fee grant of probate service will be sufficient, if not our team can advise you the best option.