HARROGATE OFFICE 
Trading as Powell Eddison Solicitors 
 
LEEDS OFFICE 
Trading as Avery Walters Ellis Solicitors 
 

Our Wills, Probate & Trusts Charges Explained 

Our Probate Charges Explained 
 
Our promise: We will always discuss the basis of our charges with you at the beginning of the case and we will ensure that you are updated on costs as the matter progresses if a fixed fee is not agreed at the outset. 
 
We can offer fixed fees for many private client services such as Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Grant only applications and trust work. Please contact us for a quote. 
 
When dealing with ad hoc advice, review of papers or the full administration of the estate we will charge for our time in accordance with the relevant specialist’s hourly rate and for administration of estate, a percentage of the estate in addition to our hourly rate. 
 
It is sometimes necessary for us to do some initial work to assess how much work is required in any particular matter which may involve reviewing paperwork or contacting third parties. We can agree an initial fee cap for this investigative work and thereafter provide an estimate or fixed fee for remaining work to be carried out. 
 
 
 

Type of assistance 

Prices From 

Likely Disbursements 

Grant only (will) 
£1000 - £1,250+VAT 
- Probate application fee £273 
- Extra Copy Grant of probate £1.50 per copy 
- Copy deeds £3 per property 
- ID searches per executor £8 
 
Grant only (no will) 
£1,300 + VAT 
• Probate application fee £273 
• Extra copy Grant of probate £1.50 per copy 
• Copy deeds £3 per property 
• ID searches per executor £8 
 
Grant only taxable for IHT (Will or no Will) 
£2,500 - £3,500 + VAT 
Probate application fee £273 
• Extra copy Grant of probate £1.50 per copy 
• Copy deeds £3 per property 
• ID searches per executor £8 
 
Dealing with statutory notices for creditors under Trustee Act 
£150 + VAT 
Notice fees in local paper and London Gazette approx. £517 
 
Deed of Renunciation 
£250 + VAT per document 
 
 
Notices to non-proving executors 
£100 + VAT per document 
 
 
Full administration where the directors of Avery Walters are executors appointed in the Will 
0.75% of any residential property 
• 1.5% of the remaining gross estate 
• Hourly rate for time spent. 
 
Estimate of time required can be provided upon receipt of facts and paperwork* 
Probate application fee £273 
• Extra copy Grant of probate £1.50 per copy 
• Copy deeds £3 per property 
• ID searches per executor £8 
• Statutory notice fees £517 
• Bank transfer fees (UK) £36 
• Bank transfer fees (overseas) £72 
• ID searches per beneficiary or legatee £8 
• Overseas ID and bankruptcy searches are country dependant 
• Property clearance fees 
• Property valuation fees 
• Formal tax returns (potentially) 
 
Full administration where lay executors appointed in the Will 
• 0.5% of any residential property 
• 1% of the remaining gross estate 
• Hourly rate for time spent. 
 
Estimate of time required can be provided upon receipt of facts and paperwork* 
• Probate application fee £273 
• Extra copy Grant of probate £1.50 per copy 
• Copy deeds £3 per property 
• ID searches per executor £8 
• Statutory notice fees £517 
• Bank transfer fees (UK) £36 
• Bank transfer fees (overseas) £72 
• ID searches per beneficiary or legatee £8 
• Overseas ID and bankruptcy searches are country dependant 
• Property clearance fees 
• Property valuation fees 
• Formal tax returns (potentially) 
 
*A small estate may take anywhere between 10-25 hours. Larger and more complex estate including those that are taxable for inheritance tax may take 40 hours + 
 
Please ask us for an estimate of costings for full administration. Where possible and preferable we can agree a capped fixed fee at the outset. 
 
Darren Linthwaite  
Private Client Solicitor 
 
Phone: 01423 564551 
 
Email: ls@powell-eddison.co.uk 
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