Changes to probate fees means some will pay almost £6,000 more…!
Currently the fee for an application is a flat fee of £155 if you apply through a solicitor but from April 2019 the fees will be as follows:
Estates worth less than £50,000 will pay nothing
£50,001 up to £300,000 will pay £250
£300,001 up to £500,000 will pay £750
£500,001 up to £1,000,000 will pay £2,500
£1,000,001 up to £1,600,000 will pay £4,000
£1,600,001 up to £2,000,000 will pay £5,000
Over £2,000,001 will pay £6,000
The time to act is now if you know anyone who has recently suffered a bereavement please contact us as soon as possible. The fees will increase dramatically from April 2019.