How much does probate cost?

Our probate service starts at just £595 for simple estates – and you can do it all from the comfort of your own home. Compared to the average cost of dealing with probate in the UK, we’re around 70% cheaper.

3 out of 4 customers pay this price
Simple estates
£595
inc VAT

This price usually applies if:

  • All assets are in the UK
  • Total estate value is under £650,000 (or left to surviving spouse)
  • Gifts of no more than £150,000 were given in last 7 years
1 out of 4 customers pays this price
Complex estates
£1,045
inc VAT

This price usually applies if:

  • There are overseas assets worth more than £100,000
  • Total estate value is over £650,000 (and not left to surviving spouse)
  • Gifts worth more than £150,000 were given in the last 7 years

Need help figuring out which price you’ll pay? Call us now for a no obligation quote

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What’s included?

Our probate fees cover everything from preparing your application to getting your grant sent out in the post. This includes:

  • A phone call with a probate specialist to collect information about the estate
  • Probate and tax forms completed by our legal team
  • Getting everything checked by a probate solicitor
  • Submitting your probate application to the probate registry
  • Keeping you updated by phone or email
  • Getting the grant sent out to you in the post
  • Providing unlimited support over the phone from Monday to Saturday, 9am to 7pm

What isn’t included?

  • £155 probate registry fee
  • £1.50 for each copy of the grant

These are standard fees charged by the government, so we keep these separate from our probate costs.

I used Farewill to obtain probate for my mother’s estate and I have no regrets. Their communication with me was outstanding and the grant was obtained very swiftly. In addition, the cost was way lower than my solicitor quoted me!

A. Pattinson, probate customer

How we compare to solicitor fees on the high street

On average, it costs around £2,700 to deal with someone’s estate in the UK. But by using our grant-only service and sorting out the estate admin yourself, you can save as much as 70% in unnecessary solicitor fees.

Here’s the top three ways we help you save money:
Fixed-fee quote

We don’t believe in charging on an hourly or percentage basis, so we always offer a fixed-fee quote upfront. This helps make sure there are no hidden costs or surprises during your probate application.

Transparent service

Probate fees are often higher on the high street because people end up being sold full estate administration. We offer this service too, but we understand that most people just need help getting the grant.

No registry visit

Our probate specialists handle everything over the phone and deal with all the paperwork on your behalf. This means there’s no need to travel to your local probate registry or swear an oath.

Call us now for a no-obligation quote

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Award-winning customer service

Our low-cost probate service may be cheaper than most, but that doesn’t mean we compromise on quality. Our probate specialists always go out of their way to provide an exceptional experience for our clients, so we were extremely proud to be awarded ‘Client Care Initiative of the Year’ at the Modern Law Awards 2020.

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Our friendly team can provide a no-obligation quote in just a few minutes

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