Probate and Estate Administration

What is Estate Administration?

Upon the death of an individual there are many actions which must be taken by the appointed Executors. 

This is a very time consuming and complex process as the Executors will be responsible for things such as applying for the grant of Probate, closing accounts, settling debts and distributing the deceased’s estate.

This all encompassing process is called ‘Estate Administration’.

We offer two services related to this and our fees are always fixed price and quoted upfront. 

We can assist you with the following:

(1) A Grant of Probate only service, where we will apply for the grant on your behalf;

or

(2) Our full Estate Administration service which includes the application for the grant of Probate. 

Please see below for more information. 

Comparison of our Services

An overview of what is included in our Services.

Services
Grant of Probate Only (from £595)
Estate Administration (from £1,300)
Property Valuation
Property Valuation
Property Valuation
Collating paperwork
Collating paperwork
Collating paperwork
Dealing with banks
Dealing with banks
Dealing with banks
Calculating Tax
Calculating Tax
Calculating Tax
Dedicated Probate specialist
Dedicated Probate specialist
Dedicated Probate specialist
Preparing Probate and Tax forms
Preparing Probate and Tax forms
Preparing Probate and Tax forms
Submitting grant of Probate application
Submitting grant of Probate application
Submitting grant of Probate application
Sending you the grant of Probate
Sending you the grant of Probate
Sending you the grant of Probate
Paying Taxes
Paying Taxes
Paying Taxes
Selling/transferring property
Selling/transferring property
Selling/transferring property
Dealing with stocks and shares
Dealing with stocks and shares
Dealing with stocks and shares
Closing bank accounts
Closing bank accounts
Closing bank accounts
Speaking with pension providers
Speaking with pension providers
Speaking with pension providers
Claiming on any life insurance policy
Claiming on any life insurance policy
Claiming on any life insurance policy
Distribution of amounts to beneficiaries
Distribution of amounts to beneficiaries
Distribution of amounts to beneficiaries

How do I appoint Counsl to administer an Estate? 

Complete our short Questionnaire

Download our quick and easy questionnaire. This questionnaire provides our experts with all of the information required to appoint Counsl to administer the Estate.

We will provide you a fixed fee quote

We will review your questionnaire and provide you with a fixed price quote for your Estate administration costs. Our fees start from just £1,300 (plus Probate registry fees of £155 and costs of copies of the grant of Probate at £1.50 each.

We get started

Our experts will begin the process of administering your Estate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of our most commonly asked Estate Administration  related questions

Probate and Estate Administration, what's the difference?

A grant of Probate is the legal document needed to give you the right to deal with somebody's estate.

 

Estate Administration is an all encompassing process of dealing with the estate including everything from applying for the Grant of Probate, paying Taxes, speaking to banks to distribution of assets to beneficiaries. 

What does Estate Administration typically cost?

The cost depends on the complexity of the estate. Counsl offers a fixed price service so you have certainty over costs. This avoids racking up a large bill with solicitors who charge on an hourly rate which typically works out more expensive. 

 

Our prices start from £1,300. 

How long does it take to complete the Estate Administration?

This depends on the complexity of the estate typically ranging from 3 -12 months. Simpler estates are usually closer to the 3 month period and more complex estates anywhere above that. 

FAQ

Our grant of Probate only service

We offer the following options:

£595* Simple Estate

This package is suitable if:

  • All of your assets are in the UK
  • Total estate value is under £500,000 (or left to surviving spouse)
  • You have made gifts of no more than £150,000 in last 7 years

* Price does not include Probate Registry fees of £155 and grant of Probate copies at £1.50 each copy

£895* Complex Estate

This package is suitable if:

  • You have overseas assets
  • Total estate value is over £500,000 (or not left to surviving spouse)
  • You have made gifts worth more than £150,000 in the last 7 years

* Price does not include Probate Registry fees of £155 and grant of Probate copies at £1.50 each copy