It has been confirmed by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) that the fee for probate applications is changing and all users of the probate service will pay a higher fee.
At present, probate applications are charged a fee of £155 if made by a professional probate practitioner, and £215 if made by an individual in a personal capacity. These fees apply where the value of the estate exceeds £5,000.
A single fee of £273 will apply from 26th January 2022 for all applicants will apply if the probate application is received on or after this date, these fees still only apply where the value of the estate exceeds £5,000.
The MoJ will continue to waive probate fees altogether for estates worth £5,000 and under.
The Probate fee has to be paid to obtain a Grant of Probate which is the document which allows Executors to access a deceased’s assets.
How can Tozers help?
If you need any help with a Probate application, or would like any questions answered about the process, or Probate in general, then please contact our specialist team.