The probate process may seem complex even at the best of times, but because it arrives when we are frequently vulnerable and emotional with so much to think about, it can be incredibly demanding. But it doesn't have to be this way.
Oratto can help you compare fixed fee probate quotes so that you can choose the specialist whose offering best reflects your needs.
Can I get a fixed price probate fee?
For many years getting a fixed price probate quote was difficult to achieve. However, since the 2017 launch of a price comparison quote engine for fixed fee probate, securing a fixed price probate quote has been a relatively straightforward process.
Fixed fee means exactly that: that the price does not change unless your probate or estate administration needs change. A fixed price probate fee also assures the user transparency and clarity in terms of which parts of the probate process are being costed.
With Oratto, you are not simply afforded the opportunity to receive fixed fee probate services, you are also able to choose your solicitor. Our fixed fee probate calculator generates a selection of guaranteed fixed-price probate quotes so that you can compare fees as easily as if you were comparing airplane flights or car insurance prices.
Can I get Fixed Fee Probate if there isn’t a Will?
Yes you can. If there is no will, the quote would include the application for the Letters of Administration, which is required to give the next of kin the legal authority to deal with the deceased's estate. The fixed fee quotes would reflect any additional work required to deal with an intestate estate.
Why should I opt for a fixed fee probate quote?
Probate fees, particularly if they involve a professional executor whom you did not choose, can quickly mount. Sometimes this may be because they are calculated as a percentage of the value of the estate, other times it is because the professional executor, or probate solicitor, does not offer a fixed fee service and, without transparency regarding their fees, has little in the way of accountability for their costs.
Many law firms offer Will-writing as a loss leader so that they can position themselves as executors and then make significant profit from the probate process. This comes at a time when families are emotionally raw and, in many cases, too overburdened to feel they can say no. By finding a fixed price probate fee alternative, you can avoid excessive and confusing costs, instead securing clarity and confidence from the outset.
Can I get a fixed-fee probate quote online?
Getting a fixed fee probate quote online is a straightforward process that takes minutes not hours. Simply answer the questions contained within the Oratto probate quote calculator to generate a range of fixed-fee probate quotes so that you can compare prices, solicitor profiles, and solicitor ratings to help you choose the specialist who best suits your requirements. No fees are payable upfront.
Of course, if you'd rather get your fixed fee probate quote person-to-person, you can speak with one of Oratto's advisers over the telephone.
Does fixed fee probate save you money?
Some probate specialists can bill in a very opaque and confusing way, with final fees often exceeding initial estimates by some distance. Fixed fee probate quotes can save you money as they let you know your likely final liability from the outset. This means that there are no hidden costs. For some estates fixed fee probate may lead to savings of three- or even four-figure sums.
What is the cheapest fixed fee probate?
The only way to feel confident you have the cheapest fixed fee probate quote is to compare quotes from as many specialists as possible. Simply complete the questions in the Oratto calculator and you will be presented with quotes instantly on your phone, laptop, tablet or desktop computer. You will then be able to compare the prices, services, and the individual probate specialists, so that you can choose, if you wish, the cheapest solicitor available.
Discover the benefits of fixed fee probate
Oratto gives you the power to compare competitive fixed-price probate quotes from lawyers across the country.
There are no legal fees to pay up-front and are nothing to pay until the estate is settled. We are committed to protecting your privacy and helping you stay supported every step of the way.
Below are a range of true-calculation fixed-fee probate quotes:
- Grant of Probate only from £789.80 including VAT and disbursements or £499 without VAT and disbursements.
- Grant of Letters of Administration only from £789.80 including VAT and disbursements or £499 without VAT & disbursements.
Full Estate Administration service
With a Will
- Non-taxable Estate with one property and one bank account. Total estate value £195,000. Price = £2,100 including VAT and disbursements or £1,480 without VAT and disbursements.
- Estate subject to Inheritance Tax with one property, two bank accounts, one private pension, life insurance and shares. Total estate value £800,000. Price = £6,500 including VAT and disbursements or £5,000 without VAT and disbursements.
- Non-taxable Estate with one property and one bank account. Total estate value £187,500. Price = £2,996 including VAT and disbursements or £2,217 without VAT and disbursements.
- Estate subject to Inheritance Tax with one property, two bank accounts, one private pension, life insurance and shares. Total estate value £800,000. Price = £10,390 including VAT and disbursements or £8,200 without VAT and disbursements.