Originally Posted by Rehab44
Thanks for the responses folk, I have done some research and there have been some horrendous stories about solicitors charges, I.e £50 for sending a letter, a percentage of the estate and hourly rates for work carried out, thoughts?
Probate was done for us in 2013 and i have the paper work to hand , so here are the charges we paid then ,
Their charges for obtaining the Grant of Probate £550+Vat
We are told in writing it will be paid also on a time -spent basis on all additional work.
Also a fee of £45 payable to the Probate Registry along with £1 for each official copy .......
plus we had to pay a Swear Fee of £7 to an independent Solicitor .That had to be paid Cash to the Solicitor at the time of the signing .......