Probate fees increase on hold

In November 2018 the government announced that the current probate fees, of £215 or £155 when made through a solicitor, would be changing to a sliding scale that would reflect the value of the estate. The proposed probate fee increase could see estates worth between £500,000 to £1 million paying £2,500 for a grant to be issued, which is 16 times more than what they are currently being charged. Estates of over 2 million pounds see the biggest increase and will face the highest proposed amount of £6,000. On the other end of the scale, the threshold for estates exempt … Continue reading Probate fees increase on hold