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Did you make your Will with Howlett Clarke, Speakman & Co Solicitors or Blunts Solicitors?

There’s absolutely nothing to worry about please get in touch with us here at Right Legal Group. Howlett Clarke, Speakman & Co Solicitors and Blunts Solicitors are no longer in business and so we have taken over the care of your Will and we’ve got some really important information for you.

We have several advisors in your local area who can meet with you to discuss your Will and any questions you might have so please do get in touch with us:

Howlett Clarke customers Please call Samantha Swindles on 01332 321590

Howlett Clarke customers Please call our Customer Experience Team on 01332 418773

Blunts Solicitors customers Please call our Customer Experience Team on 01332 418773

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A Guide to Right Probate and Conveyancing Costs *

Grant only

IHT205 Form Only - £1,250.00 plus VAT and disbursements

IHT205 Form + IHT217 Form (Transfer Nil Rate Band) - £1,750.00 plus VAT and disbursements

IHT400 Forms - £2,500.00 plus VAT and disbursements

Full Admin

An estimate of 1.5% plus VAT of the gross value of the estate for inheritance tax purposes, subject to a minimum fee of £2,500.00 plus VAT. Please note, the complexity of the administration may require a higher fee. Once the Fact Find has been received it will be reviewed and the client will be contacted again to confirm costs.

Other

Deeds of variation need to be quoted on request.

Trust administration is hourly rate of £225 plus VAT.

Conveyancing

Transfer/Assent (including registration of a property will trust) of registered land
£350 plus VAT and disbursements

Transfer/Assent (including registration of a property will trust) of unregistered land
£450 + VAT and disbursements

Sale of a property that is either registered/unregistered (freehold)
£550 + VAT and disbursements

Sale of a property that is either registered/unregistered (Leasehold)
£650 + VAT and disbursements

Declaration of trust
Estimate of £300 plus VAT –once reviewed a fixed cost will be given.

Key

IHT 205 – HMRC form for a non-taxable estate

IHT 400 – HMRC form involving a more comprehensive tax submission

TNRB – Transferring an unused inheritance tax allowance from a deceased husband/wife/civil partner

RNRB – Additional tax allowance applicable when property passes to a direct descendant

TRNRB – Transferring an unused RNRB from a deceased husband/wife/civil partner

Disbursement – for example; Probate Court fee (£155) Oath Fee (£5-£10) Land Registry fee (varies) Office Copies (£3)

* Please note these prices are estimates for a standard case, a full case specific estimate can be obtained on request. Factors that could increase the overall costs are; value of estate, complexity and if contentious.