Grant only applications
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Our team will assist you in making the application to the Probate Registry and obtain the Grant of Representation (being a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration as the case may be) on your behalf. We will have an initial meeting to set out what information will be required from you and prepare the application papers based upon the information you provide.
As such, you are responsible for collating the relevant information, and will be responsible for collecting in and distributing the estate in accordance with the terms of the Will or intestacy rules.
Once you have provided us with all of the relevant information, applications will usually be prepared within a couple of weeks. The probate registries will usually take a further couple of weeks to process the application and provide the original Grant of Representation together with sealed copies for lodging with the relevant institutions.
We provide fixed fees for grant only applications and the primary factor for determining that price is the need for either an IHT205 (return of estate information form for smaller / non-taxable estates) or IHT400 (inheritance tax return for larger, taxable estates) form. The following prices are indicative of the likely fees associated with a grant only application service:
|Non-taxable estates||Taxable estates|
|Stonegate’s fees||From £800 plus VAT||From £1,800 plus VAT|
|Probate Court fee||£155||£155|
|Sealed copy of Grant (per copy)||£0.50||£0.50|
|Oath fee (per person)||£5 plus £2 per document||£5 plus £2 per document|
|Total||From £1,120 (inc VAT)||From £2,320 (inc VAT)|