Probate – Grant Application (only) on a non-Taxable Estate

Grant Application (only) on a non-taxable estate

The following information is for obtaining a Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration only.  Executors/Administrators will then deal with the administration of the estate after we have obtained the Grant. If you are looking for our fees on a Taxable Estate click here.

‘Non-taxable estates’ means estates under £325,000 where there is no inheritance tax to pay.

 This quote is for estates where:

  • There is a valid will
  • You provide full details of assets in the estate at the time of death
  • There is no inheritance tax payable and the executors do not need to submit a full account to HMRC
  • There are no claims made against the estate


Our fees range from £900-£1500 (incl. VAT). However the exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. For example if we need to obtain more information on your behalf, if you require additional advice and assistance or if we need to obtain the transferable nil rate band or residence nil rate band for inheritance tax purposes.

 Other costs:

These are costs related to your matter payable to third parties.  We handle these on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. These include:

  • Probate court fee – £155
  • Per official copy of the Grant – £0.50 (you will need several copies depending on the size of the estate)

Stages of process:

  • Initial meeting to explain the process involved and obtain details about the estate
  • Drafting a statement of truth in support of application for the Grant
  • Preparing relevant HMRC forms
  • Obtaining Grant of Probate

Our fees include:

  • Providing you with a dedicated and experienced probate lawyer to work on your matter
  • Accurately identifying the type of probate application you require
  • Completing the Probate Application and relevant HMRC forms
  • Drafting a statement of truth to support your application for a Grant
  • Making the application to the Probate Registry
  • Obtaining the Grant of Probate and sealed copies for your use

Our fees do not include:

  • Advice on the legal validity or meaning of the Will
  • Disputes or claims against the estate
  • Advice relating to any further steps required to administer the estate
  • Advice relating to the Executors appointment
  • Where the deceased was domiciled abroad or there are significant foreign assets
  • Registration/notification of death
  • Organising valuations of assets in estate
  • Dealing with any property related matters e.g. insurance, utilities, council tax
  • Advertising of statutory notices
  • Any conveyancing which may be required to deal with property in the estate
  • Inheritance tax, income tax or capital gains tax issues
  • Payment of any money gifts in the will
  • Payment of debts and liabilities in the estate
  • Collecting in assets and distributing them to beneficiaries
  • Preparation of estate accounts
  • Any estate expenses such as probate court fees
  • Advice in connection with variation of the estate
  • Conduct of the matter where a dispute between the parties arises

 The fees for our service can vary depending on a number of factors including: 

  • Timescales

After you have provided the relevant information it usually takes one to two months from the date of instruction to be ready to apply for a Grant of Representation.

If you would like further information or wish to receive advice, contact us now for a free consultation, completely without obligation. Call our Wills, Probate & Trusts lawyers on 0800 088 6280 or email

Listed below are the profiles of our Wills, Probate & Trusts team where you can find out more about their experience and qualifications. The team member assigned to your case will vary depending on your location and the complexity of your case.

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