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Probate Registry Fees are Increasing in May

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Have you recently had a bereavement?  Are you responsible for dealing with the deceased’s affairs?  If so, you need to be aware that the Probate Registry is increasing its fees!

If you need to apply for a grant of probate (where there is a Will) or a grant of letters of administration (if the deceased died without a Will), then the fee that you are charged by the Probate Registry for making the application will change from May 2017. 

The current fee is £155 for solicitor applications and £210 for personal applications.

The new fee will be calculated based on the value of the estate.  If the estate you are dealing with is valuable, this could mean a dramatic increase in fees.

We at Chattertons are committed to making sure that as many of our clients as possible are given the opportunity to make an application for a grant before the fee increase takes place.  We have a strong team of probate lawyers who can assess what work needs to be done in any particular estate and can then advise on the likely timescales for obtaining a grant with our help.

By drawing on its extensive knowledge and experience, our team could help you to make real savings on behalf of the estate.  But act quickly – the sooner you come to us for advice the more likely it is that we can help you avoid the new increased fees.


If you need legal advice regarding any Wills, Trusts & Probate matters please contact our specialist Wills, Trusts & Probate team 

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