Probate Fees Hike

15th November ‘18

As many will be aware, the “probate court fees” for obtaining probate of £215 for a lay person and £155 for a solicitor are being replaced by a new, banded structure of fees based on the value of the estate.

This hike in fees was due to come in last year, however the 2017 snap election put a hold on plans.

Likewise, the government were clearly not confident in their brazen move, so the proposals have since been reviewed and the fees amended slightly.

They are proposed to be as follows:

Estate’s value Fee

Up to 50k value – £0

£50,000 – £300,000 – £250

£300,000 – £500,000 – £750

£500,000 – £1m – £2,500

£1m – £1.6m – £4,000

£1.6m – £2m £5,000

Above £2m – £6,000

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