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We charge an hourly rate for most of our legal work. This will be agreed directly with you.

Housing Possession

For our private landlord clients we undertake the following work on a fixed fee basis:

Accelerated possession proceedings

Possession proceedings (Section 8 notice) on grounds of non-payment of rent.

For more information about fixed fees for the above please call us on 01623 651886 or email info@martin-lee.co.uk

Probate

We can help you through this difficult process by obtaining the Grant of Probate on your behalf. We will also undertake the collecting and distributing of assets.

How much does this service cost?

We anticipate this will take between 10 and 15 hours. Our fees are normally between £1,500 and £3,000 plus VAT and disbursements.

The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. For example, if there is one beneficiary and no property, costs will be at the lower

end of the range. If there are multiple beneficiaries, a property and multiple bank accounts, costs will be at the higher end.

We will handle the full process for you. This quote is for estates where:

  • There is a valid will
  • There is no more than one property
  • There are no more than 5 bank or building society accounts
  • There are no other intangible assets
  • There are no more than 6 beneficiaries.
  • There are no disputes between beneficiaries on division of assets. If disputes arise this is likely to lead to an increase in costs
  • There is no inheritance tax payable and the executors do not need to submit a full account to HMRC
  • There are no claims made against the estate
  • The Disbursements can include:
  • Probate application fee of £155.00
  • Extra copies of Grant of Probate – 50p
  • Swearing of the oath (per executor) – £7
  • Copies of deed from land Registry – £3

Potential additional costs

  • If there is no will or the estate consists of any share holdings (stocks and bonds) there is likely to be additional costs that could range significantly depending on the estate and how it is to be dealt with. We can give you a more accurate quote once we have more information.
  • Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included.
  • What do we do for you?
  • Provide you with a dedicated and experienced probate solicitor to work on your matter
  • Identify the legally appointed executors or administrators and beneficiaries
  • Accurately identify the type of Probate application you will require
  • Obtain the relevant documents required to make the application
  • Complete the Probate Application and the relevant HMRC forms
  • Draft a legal oath for you to swear
  • Make the application to the Probate Court on your behalf
  • Obtain the Probate and securely send two copies to you
  • Collect and distribute all assets in the estate

How long will this take?

On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 6 months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes around 3 to 4 months. Collecting assets then follows, which can take around 4 weeks. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes around 2 to 4 weeks

 

Office opening hours:

Mon-Fri: 9am to 1pm
and 2pm to 5pm

12 Queen Street
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
NG18 1JN

Tel: 01623 651886
Fax: 01623 651887