What to look for in your quote
The Probate Network is a Network of solicitors across the UK who will provide a no obligation probate quote. You can obtain your quote either by completing the online quote form above, or if you would prefer to speak to a regulated and qualified solicitor you have the option to book an appointment via our online booking system. You can request a call back for today or if you are happy to wait a few days, you can book an exact date and time.
With just a few simple steps, you can receive an accurate and personalised quote that takes into account the unique circumstances of your case. You will receive a written probate quote with a clear breakdown fees outlining exactly what is included in the probate service.
We believe in making the probate process as easy as possible. We can help you navigate this complex process with confidence so if you’re looking for quote, it’s important to know what you should expect to see included.
What is the Solicitor Quoting For
Firstly what is the quote for? Broadly the probate process can be divided two stages.
Stage 1 is applying for the legal documentation that provides the legal right to administer the deceased persons estate. A summary of the activity is;
- Valuing the probate estate
- Securing the estate
- Calculating and Paying Inheritance Tax
- Completing the necessary probate forms and submitting them to HMRC
It sounds simple but it is a complex and time-consuming process.
Stage 2: Administering the Estate
Once the required legal documentation is granted the next stage is to administer the estate.
This involves (please note this is not an exhaustive list);
- selling or transferring any property
- liquidating assets
- selling stocks and shares of the deceased
- identifying and locating beneficiaries
- distributing the assets and finalising the estate accounts.
What should your Probate Quote Include
Where you are asking for a quote for stage 1, stage 2 or both here are some key items that a probate quote should cover:
A quote should clearly outline all fees associated with the probate process. This should include the fees for the probate professional’s services, court fees, and any other costs that may be incurred (known a disbursements).
Scope of Services
The quote should detail the specific services that will be provided, such as preparing and filing documents, managing estate assets, and communicating with beneficiaries.
The quote should provide an estimated timeline for the completion of the probate process. This can vary depending on the complexity of the estate and the court’s schedule.
Please note : Due to long delays at The Probate Registry, the probate process is taking longer than it should at the time of writing (March 23).
The quote should specify how communication will be handled throughout the probate process. This can include regular updates on the status of the case and how and when you can contact the probate professional.
Th probate quote should address any potential contingencies that may arise during the probate process. This can include unexpected legal issues or disputes between beneficiaries.
At The Probate Network we understand that the probate and estate administration process can be overwhelming. The Network’s aim is to introduce you to experienced professionals who can guide you through each step of the process, from applying for probate to estate administration, ensuring that everything is done efficiently and in accordance with the law.