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Probate Packages

Probate

We specialise in the administration of estates, and are proud of our sensitive and efficient service.

All of our clients appreciate us cutting through jargon and the fixedat range of fixed price probate services is designed to give you a transparently costed option for as many elements as we can.

If you have been appointed personally as an executor, we can help in many ways. We routinely advise executors and work closely with them on applications for Grant of Probate (where there is a Will) or a Grant of Letters of Administration (where there is no Will), including preparation of the relevant Revenue papers and liaising with third party institutions such as bank and pension providers. From simple estates with a sole beneficiary to complex estates involving trusts and inheritance tax, multiple and missing beneficiaries we can deal with it.

Not every situation will fit within a fixedat menu priced package and for the times when you need expert services specifically tailored to your needs with a full estimate of costs, or a fixed price, or by hourly rate, or a capped rate, or some combination of these, please look at Akins Thomson main site, contact us, or call us on 01284 767766.

Listed below is a menu of fixedat priced services. We will confirm that your matter is suitable for our fixedat services on receipt of your detailed instructions. We will confirm which services are required if your matter does not fall within our fixedat service, for example if the matter is more complex or additional work is required, we will still be able to undertake the work for you under the specifically tailored package which may be on an hourly rate or a combination of fixed fees, capped fees and hourly rate.

All prices are exclusive of VAT and third party expenses unless otherwise stated. Terms and conditions apply.

Estate over £325,000 and Inheritance Tax payable

We will provide a fixedat price package once we have obtained all relevant information about the estate from the Personal Representatives and been able to assess the value and complexity of the estate.

Our fixedat prices are subject to alteration if there is a material change of information on the details given to us following the price being initially provided.

Third party expenses payable in addition to legal fees.

• Probate Court fee of £45.00

• £1 for each Office Copy of the Grant required (usually 1 per asset)

• Other third party expenses will be advised as required, for example accountant’s fee for potential Income Tax return, Statutory Advertisement fee to advertise for unknown creditors, asset tracing fee

• There may be additional third party expenses for lost share certificates and share registrar and/or sale agent fees on transfer or sale of the shares

Additional costs not related to the administration of the estate

Property sales

Sales of property will incur additional legal costs and a fixedat price can be provided by our Conveyancing department.

If we are executors or co-executors under a Will, we are responsible for marketing and selling the property and agreeing the sale price. [The below fee scale may be subject to amendment in respect of estates where we are appointed as Executors in the Will.]

Property transfers

Transfers of property (into the names of beneficiaries for example) will incur additional legal fees for which a fixedat price can be provided should this be required.

We will confirm that your matter is suitable for our fixedat service on receipt of your detailed instructions. If your matter does not fall within our fixedat service, for example if the matter is unusually complex or additional work is required, we will still be able to undertake the work for you under a specifically tailored package which may be on an hourly rate or a combination of fixed fees, capped fees and hourly rate.

 

Service Price

Obtain Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration for estate less than £325,000 and where no inheritance tax is payable (where the Executors/Administrators can ascertain the estate and wish to deal with the administration of the estate themselves after we have obtained the Grant for them)

£495 +VAT
Obtain Grant of Probate to Will, Collect in Assets and Distribution to beneficiaries: Our Price

Estate £325,000 or less and no Inheritance Tax payable, maximum 4 accounts and all beneficiaries identifiable by Executors/Administrators, no stocks and shares, maximum of 4 beneficiaries

£1,250 +VAT

Estate £325,000 or less and no Inheritance Tax payable, more than 4 fewer than 11 accounts and all beneficiaries identifiable by Executors/Administrators, no stocks and shares, maximum of 4 beneficiaries

£1,650 +VAT

Estate £325,000 or less and no Inheritance Tax payable, 11 or more accounts and all beneficiaries identifiable by Executors/Administrators, no stocks and shares, maximum of 4 beneficiaries

£1,850 +VAT
Obtain Letters of Administration in Absence of Will (Intestacy) Collect in Assets and Distribution to beneficiaries: Our Price

Estate £325,000 or less and no Inheritance Tax payable, maximum 4 accounts and all beneficiaries identifiable by Executors/Administrators, no stocks and shares, maximum of 4 beneficiaries

£1,550 +VAT

Estate £325,000 or less and no Inheritance Tax payable, more than 4 fewer than 11 accounts and all beneficiaries identifiable by Executors/Administrators, no stocks and shares, maximum of 4 beneficiaries

£1,950 +VAT

Estate £325,000 or less and no Inheritance Tax payable, 11 or more accounts and all beneficiaries identifiable by Executors/Administrators, no stocks and shares, maximum of 4 beneficiaries

£2,150 +VAT
Share Holdings In Relation To An Estate We Deal With Under A Fixed AT Package: Our Price

1 to 3 holdings

£200 +VAT

2 to 7 holdings

£350 +VAT

8 plus holdings

£500 +VAT
More Than 4 Beneficiaries In Relation To An Estate We Deal With Under A Fixed At Package: Our Price

5 to 8 beneficiaries

£200 +VAT

9 plus beneficiaries

£400 +VAT


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