Probate and Estate Administration Services

Probate & Estate Administration Solicitors in Halesowen & Blackheath

The death of a loved one is always difficult, especially if there are unpaid bills, property to be sold and multiple accounts to manage. 

At Jordans Solicitors, we can assist with the administration of the estate after an individual’s passing, ensuring their exact wishes are met. As professional probate solicitors, we are proud to help by offering two probate services: the complete handling of the estate administration or by assisting in obtaining the Grant of Probate. 

As a business, we are proud to offer our probate and estate administration services throughout Halesowen, Blackheath and beyond. 

We provide a free, no-obligation consultation for our services, which allows us to find the solution right for your circumstances.

For legal assistance services that you can trust, get in touch with us today.

Full Administration of the Estate

At Jordans Solicitors, we can handle the estate administration process from beginning to end, including applying for the Grant of Probate, collecting assets and distributing them to the beneficiaries once all liabilities have been settled.

The exact pricing of this process depends entirely on individual circumstances. If there is only one beneficiary with no property involved, costs are likely to be at the lower end of the scale compared to if there are multiple beneficiaries with property and other assets. 

Costs are generally in the region of £5,000 plus VAT and disbursements.

However, there are likely to be disbursements (third-party costs) linked with the administration of the estate, which can include:

We can provide further information about third-party costs if you decide to proceed with your application. Certain third-party costs, such as HMCTS fees, are compulsory when a Grant of Probate is required.

HMCTS Court Fees – £273.00 for obtaining the grant, £12.00 for settling the grant (if applicable) and £1.50 for each sealed copy of the grant

Statutory advertisements which can protect against claims from unknown creditors – The London Gazette Notice costs around £98.00 while a notice in the public notices section of a local newspaper can range from £110.00 – £180.00

Bankruptcy Searches – £2.00 per beneficiary

HM Land Registry search fees – £3.00 per entry

What do Probate Solicitors do?

As probate solicitors, when instructed to obtain the Grant of Probate, we will:
  • Dedicated Solicitor Provide a dedicated and experienced solicitor to work on the matter throughout
  • Identify the type of Application Accurately identify the type of application required, e.g., Grant of Probate, Grant of Letters of Administration, Grant of Letters of Administration with Will Annexed, Grant de Bonis Non, etc.
  • HMRC Papers Draft the relevant HMRC papers
  • HMCTS Lodge the papers with HMCTS on your behalf
  • Identify the Executor Identify the legally appointed executors or administrators
  • Financial Information Highlight the relevant financial information required for the application to allow this information to be obtained from the various financial institutions directly
  • Legal Oath Draft a legal oath for you to swear in the presence of an independent solicitor
  • Grant of Representation Forward the Grant of Representation once issued by the court to allow you to deal with the administration of the estate without our assistance

Contact Us

To speak with a member of our team about our legal services, contact us.

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

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