About Our Probate Service
Our unique probate service has been featured in six national newspapers ‘see here’ and which? Money Magazine and is designed to ensure that you save money and get top quality advice from a leading specialist firm.
We have also appeared on BBC 1’s Rip Off Britain discussing local probate solicitors and banks regarding their excessive Probate fees.
In a recent competitor review we found Final Duties to be 50% less expensive than some of our major competitors.
Rest assured that our solicitors are some of the most experienced probate solicitors in the country. They are hand picked and monitored by our full time customer service team to ensure they are delivering on their promises and ensuring they are working to our strict service levels
Once you have instructed us, you will deal directly with your solicitor just as if you had instructed them yourself. Your solicitor will be regulated by the the SRA (Solicitors Regulatory Authority) and because of this you will be protected by their code of conduct and compensation scheme. Only SRA regulated Solicitors offer this.
Transparent Charging Basis
Bank probate service fees often exceed 4% of the estates value and most Solicitors work on a cost per hour plus a percentage of the estate. We think that this is grossly unfair. Our quotation is based on a fair estimate of the number of hours work required, rather than a percentage of the estate’s value.
Taking Care of Every Detail
We can help you with every aspect of administering the estate, for example we can help you to clear, clean and sell the property and arrange for legal and financial advice for the beneficiaries. Very few Probate providers are able to offer such a wide range of ancillary services and these can save you time, money and worry at a difficult time.
A Sympathetic Service
As part of our probate service, we will provide you with a detailed written quotation free of charge and without obligation. This is done over the telephone; no one will visit you and you will be left in peace to decide whether to accept our quotation. We believe that our service and competitive prices will sell itself.
If you decide to accept our quotation, we will ask you to pay our broking fee of £295 including vat. There is nothing else to pay until the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration have been obtained as in most cases all remaining fees will be taken from the Estate.
Money Back Guarantee
Our broking fee is only payable if you accept our quotation, so if you are not happy with our quote then you pay nothing. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by asking us for a quotation.
You could save Thousands
Our probate service fees are typically half the price of using a high street solicitor or probate service and a quarter of the cost of using a bank.
Final Duties employ over 30 dedicated professionals on a full time basis. Our years in the probate service business have taught us that its good to have the right person in the right role. Rather than trying to be great at everything we let people focus on a core skill. These range for the legals to estate administration, from customer service to sales and marketing. You can find more information in the staff section. Our staff help us deliver a great probate service.