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Probate (uncontested) Fees

Average costs for uncontested probate cases

Each uncontested probate case is different – fees can range from £600 plus VAT to £30,000 plus VAT depending on the work involved and whether there is any inheritance tax to pay.  We ask for £500 on account.

How we charge for uncontested probate cases

We can offer a fixed fee once we have clear instructions from each client. Your case handler will provide information on costs at the appropriate time.

Likely disbursements and associated costs

  • Probate Court fee £155
  • Swear fee £7 per Executor with an extra £2 for each additional document to be marked per Executor
  • Bankruptcy searches of £2 per beneficiary resident in UK
  • Higher bankruptcy fees if they live abroad
  • AML check – £7.20  Incl VAT per client
  • Trustee act notices – £200 to £250
  • Landmark searches £135 plus VAT
  • Will search fees

Will VAT be charged?

All fees are plus VAT

What services are included in the quote?

Instructions are specific to the requirements of the individual client, detailed quotes will be provided.

What services are not included within the price?

Instructions are specific to the requirements of the client, any charges will be discussed with the client.

Key stages and typical timescales for services

Further information is available on all our probate services.

Our experienced team

We have a range of experienced staff across the Edward Hands and Lewis Solicitors branch network, information is available on our probate team by clicking on our experts. 

Should you need further information regarding our fees or probate services, complete our enquiry form and we’ll get in touch with you.

We have dedicated team members who cover LoughboroughSystonCarltonHucknall,  Market HarboroughBulwellBuxton &  Derby.

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