Probate fees are set to increase to as much as £6,000 at the beginning of April after MPs approved the proposal at a committee hearing on 7th February 2019.
Currently there is a flat fee for probate applications of £215 if submitting a personal application, or £155 if using a solicitor. Under the new proposals, probate fees will be based on the value of the estate in question, and there will be no discount if using a solicitor.
The new fees will be as follows:
If someone you know has recently passed away, and you are unsure whether you need to apply for probate in the first place, or whether you will be able to do so by the deadline of beginning of April, please do get in touch with us on 0208 290 0440 for a free consultation with one of our probate specialists.