Cut Probate Fees

Cut Probate Fees

Our friendly and co-operative approach to dealing with an estate after death typically results in a cut of probate fees of 75%  or even more.  As well as being a great relief to family executors who don’t really have the time or experience to carry out the work of probate efficiently. In the end both executors and beneficiaries can lose out – which may result in probate claims rather than low probate fees.

We have seen cases where folk have tried to avoid probate fees and and accidentally triggered needless £100,000 plus tax charges in Last Wills specifically designed to save inheritance tax!

If you do feel that you need some help, our job is to keep probate fees as low as possible. Please do contact us to find out how to cut probate fees.

Using The Probate Department to cut probate fees after a death will probably mean many extra thousands of pounds will be available for the benefit of your chosen beneficiaries if we help you to cut probate fees.

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Our probate fees are based on a simple hourly rate in most cases.  We will quote a flat fee based on full disclosure of the case, if that is your preference. We will deal with as much or as little of the probate work needed to wind up the estate as you wish.  The more work the family do, the lower the probate fees! At least, as long as it is correct 😉

In terms of hidden charges, we just charge for significant things which we have to pay out.  We don’t charge extra for letters or phone calls (we might charge if they are overseas!) or stamps.  We will charge for Court Fees, Registrars fees, conveyancing and mileage etc.   We charge by the minute so 6 one minute calls are charged as 6 minutes, not 6 units of time (each unit being 6 minutes!) as many firms do.   We don’t charge £45 for a letter which takes 5 minutes to send – we charge for 5 minutes.   It always pays to read the small print.

Provided you are within reasonable reach of our main bases in Hastings, Eastbourne, Burgess Hill  and Worthing we can easily come to see you to get the details, and we have representatives in most areas of England and Wales.  And that can be outside of office hours if that makes life easier.

If you haven’t had a quote for probate fees from any professional executors appointed in your Will  – you should obtain one immediately, before it is too late, you are dead and they are left in sole charge.  It is then far too late to renegotiate the fees!  Solicitors often charge a “responsibility allowance” of as much as 1.5% of the entire value of your estate.  Plus their hourly probate fee rate which could be three times ours.

If you have appointed ludicrously expensive solicitors (they aren’t all!) or (worse) banks, why not contact us immediately for a Codicil to put your family back in charge, and able to negotiate sensible probate fees (preferably with us!)  You can still use the same bank or solicitors – if you wish.  But the family will appoint them after death and the family will then be in charge, not the professionals.  And if the don’t like the probate fees or their work rate, they are able to change.

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Cut Probate Fees