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We can help you through this difficult process by obtaining the Grant of Probate and administering the Estate on your behalf. Our fees below include:

We base our costs on the Law Society guidelines of 0.75% of a property and 1.5% of any other assets. We keep time records so the exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. In accordance with these guidelines, the cost of the majority of Estates managed falls between 1% and 3% of the gross estate. Our fees are subject to VAT at 20%.

Sometimes unexpected issues may arise during the administration of the Estate and these may increase our costs. For example, we may be required to document any variations in the terms of the Will or there may be claim made against the Estate. Should such an event occur then we will confirm the increased cost with you before proceeding with any related work.

In addition to our costs, there are a number of disbursements to pay. Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. Examples of common disbursements during the administration of an Estate are:

These protect against unexpected claims from unknown creditors.

How Long Will it Take?

It is very difficult to predict exactly how long the administration of an Estate will take as each Estate differs in complexity. As previously stated unexpected issues may arise during the administration that may result in delays.

We always aim to complete the administration of the Estate as soon as possible and in particular within the Executors year, which is one year from the date of death. We will give you a time estimate during our first meeting based on the information you provide to us and will keep you updated throughout the process.

The solicitor and Partner at our Sunbury office who specialises in the administration of Estates is Susan Webster she is assisted by Caitlin Steed. Other members of staff assist in the administration of Estates department where required.

We currently assist a wide range of clients with regard to the following

We pride ourselves on providing quality advice in a sensitive manner. We are currently advising a wide variety of clients with regard to issues such as tax efficient Wills, Deeds of Variation, making and registering Lasting Powers of Attorney, registering Enduring Powers of Attorney, applying for Deputyship Orders and the administration of Estates.

We understand that sometimes clients are unable to travel to us for health reasons or they feel more comfortable in a familiar environment. We therefore offer home visits as well as appointments at our office.

Any questions about this service?

Contact us on 01932 765741 or by email susan.webster@rigbygolding.co.uk or mail@rigbygolding.co.uk

Sunbury Cross, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, TW16 7AU, England Tel: 01932 765 741 Fax: 01932 765 720 DX 100350 Sunbury-on-Thames
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