Hilcrest Solicitors GB Limited provides transparent and realistic cost estimates at the outset of your matter, and, if need be, at regular intervals thereafter.
We have a reputation for providing a high level of service at a cost which is extremely competitive. Please see below for our price guide.
However, please note that in the case of probate, the exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of each matter. For example, if there is one beneficiary, no property and no inheritance to pay, costs will be at the lower end of the range. If there are multiple beneficiaries, one or more houses and multiple bank accounts, costs will be at the higher end. If there are disputes between beneficiaries on division of assets, or there are claims made against the estate, this is also likely to lead to an increase in costs.
We can help you through the process by obtaining the Grant of Probate on your behalf. This includes identifying the type of Probate application you will require, obtaining the relevant documents required to make the application, completing the Probate Application and the relevant HMRC forms, drafting the legal oath for you to swear, making the application to the Probate Court on your behalf, obtaining the Probate and providing copies to you and collecting and distributing all assets in the estate.
Please note that work involving (but not limited to) the following, are not included in our fixed fee
- Sale of property
- Missing original Will
- Missing beneficiaries
- Overseas assets
- Deed of Variation or any other form of estate planning.
- Creating a Trust out of the Will and registering the same with HMRC.
- All work of a contentious nature.
|Debt Recovery||Costs estimate, on average, (excluding VAT)|
|Debt Recovery||£650 plus VAT and a success fee of between 5% and 20% + Court Fees|
|Divorce -- We offer a fixed fee for divorce itself, but finances and children are dealt with at our hourly rate||£1000 plus VAT (for uncontested divorces) plus Court Fee (currently £550)|
|Drafting of employment agreements - Perusing agreements and advising||Between £300 and £500 plus VAT|
|Drafting of tenancy agreements - Perusing agreements and advising||Between £300 and £500 plus VAT|
|Landlord and Tenant (residential): For landlord: straightforward obtaining of possession. Proceedings not defended||£1,550 plus VAT and Court Fees (excluding fee to prepare/ serve notices)|
|Obtaining a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration (non-contentious).||£800 - £2,000 plus VAT plus third-party costs (e.g. Valuers, Probate Registry, etc.)|
|Administration of estates (non-contentious)||£2,000 - £6,000 plus VAT and third-party costs (e.g. posts in The London Gazette and in a local newspaper – these protect against unexpected claims from unknown creditors)|
|Single Will||£350 plus VAT|
|Mirror Will||£650 plus VAT|
|Will with a life interest (single)||£550 plus VAT|
|Will with a life interest (mirror)||£850 plus VAT|
|Depending on your personal circumstances and instructions, the following additional fees may be added to our fees:|
|Letters to third parties i.e. doctor’s: mental capacity assessment||£200 plus VAT|
|Home/ Hospital visit (depending on distance)||£150 – £350 plus VAT (in addition)|
|Expedited Service (depending on the urgency)||£200 – £450 plus VAT (in addition)|
|Residential conveyancing Sale||£775 plus VAT|
|Residential conveyancing Purchase||£895 plus VAT|
|Notice of transfer fee: This fee, if chargeable, is set out in the lease.||Between £0 and £350 plus VAT|
|Notice of charge fee: (if the property is to be mortgaged) – This fee is also set out in the lease.||Between £0 and £250 plus VAT|
|Deed of covenant fee: This fee is set by the management company for the property and can be difficult to estimate.||Between £0 and £500 plus VAT|
|Certificate of compliance fee: To be confirmed upon receipt of the lease.||Between £0 and £450 plus VAT|
|HM land registry fee:||Variable (depending on transaction type and property value)|
|Searches fee: Prices could increase depending on location of the property/ searches required||Between £250 and £350 plus VAT|
|Stamp duty land tax||Variable (depending on transaction type and property value)|
|Solicitors' letter - one letter any type of matter||£300 plus VAT|