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Increase to Probate Fees Scrapped

JULY 2017

Government plans to significantly increase the fee payable on application for a Grant of Probate/Grant of Letters of Administration have been scrapped. The current fee is £155 for applications made by a solicitor and £255 by an individual. The proposal was to charge a fee based on the value of the Estate, up to a maximum fee of £20,000. This caused huge concern because in most cases the Executors would be unlikely to be able to afford these higher fees as the Grant is required to sell or transfer the Estate assets. The scrapping of the proposals has been welcomed by the legal profession but it remains to be seen whether the plans will be reignited in the future.

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