• David Hurn

changes to probate fees

Last week, the Ministry of Justice announced that new legislation to implement a banded structure of fees for a Grant of Probate has been presented before Parliament.

Currently, individuals pay a flat fee of £215 to obtain a Grant of Probate, whilst professional bodies are charged £155 for probate applications. However, the new banded fees will be based on the estate value and will range from £250 to £6,000.

Additionally, if the proposal is passed the current estate value threshold will increase from £5,000 to £50,000 and will provide support to allow people to apply for a Grant of Probate online.

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