Our pricing

At Nicholls Solicitors we try to be as fair and transparent as possible in relation to pricing.

We set out below the usual costs associated with these matters but there may be circumstances where prices may vary. In that event we would notify you in writing if the estimate needed to change.

DescriptionNet AmountVAT @ 20%Total
Our Professional Charges£695.00£139.00£834.00
CHAPS Banking Fee£30.00£6.00£36.00
Anti-Money Laundering Fee£30.00£6.00£36.00
Land Registry office copies Fee£6.00 – £24.00N/A£6.00 – £24.00
Administration Fee£20.00£4.00£24.00

These prices are our standard prices for properties up to the value of £1million.  Bespoke pricing applies over £1million, for properties purchased at auction and where a property is a second home.

DescriptionNet AmountVAT @ 20%Total
Our Professional Charges£750.00£150.00£900.00
CHAPS Banking Fee£30.00£6.00£36.00
Anti-Money Laundering Fee£30.00£6.00£36.00
Source of Funds Fee (per check)£25.00£5.00£30.00
Search Fees£160.00£32.00£192.00
Chancel Indemnity Policy£13.22Nil£13.22
Administration Fees£20.00£4.00£24.00
First Registration (if applicable)£150.00£30.00£180.00
Disbursements
HMLR Registration Fee£20-£500£20-500
Stamp DutyTBCTBC

These prices are our standard prices for properties up to the value of £1million.  Bespoke pricing applies over £1million, for properties purchased at auction and where a property is a second home.

Our Professional Charges£850.00£170.00£1020.00
CHAPS Banking Fee£30.00£6.00£36.00
Anti-Money Laundering Fee£30.00£6.00£36.00
Source of Funds Fee (per check)£25.00£5.00£30.00
Search Fees£160.00£32.00£192.00
Chancel Indemnity Policy£13.22Nil£13.22
Administration Fee£20.00£4.00£24.00
First Registration (if Applicable)£150.00£30.00£180.00
Disbursements
HMLR Registration Fee£20-£500£20-500
Stamp DutyTBCTBC
DescriptionNet AmountVAT @ 20%Total
Our Professional Charges£495.00£99.00£594.00
CHAPS Banking Fee (if applicable)£30.00£6.00£36.00
Anti-Money Laundering Fee£30.00£6.00£36.00
Source of Funds Fee (if applicable)£25.00£5.00£30.00
Land Registry Office Copies Fee£6.00 – £24.00N/A£6.00 – £24.00
Search Fees£160.00£32.00£192.00
Chancel Indemnity Policy£13.22nil£13.22
Administration Fee£20.00£4.00£24.00
First Registration (if Applicable)£150.00£30.00£180.00
HMLR Registration Fee£20-£500£20-£500
Property ValueFee
£0 -£80,000£20.00
£80,001 – £100,000£40.00
£100,001 – £200,000£100.00
£200,001 – £500,000£150.00
£500,001 – £1,000,000£295.00
£1,000,001 +£500.00

We offer 3 levels of service depending on what you require. The below are estimates only and there are situations where our costs will exceed these estimates but we will advise you if that is the case. Full detail as to what work is included in each stage is set out further in our blog post here to help you decide which level of service is right for you.

Charging rates (plus VAT)

Our time is charged on an hourly basis for time spent. Our current hourly rate is £150 per hour for our time.  £15.00 for letters, emails and standard telephone calls and £7.50 for letters/emails received.

 

Service LevelApplicable if inheritance tax is payable?Cost (all plus VAT @ 20%) 

Timescale

 

Service Level 1-Obtaining Grant of Probate or letters of administration onlyNo£650-1200 

 

6 months

Service level 2-

Estate Administration Service

No£1500-4500 

6-18 months

Service level 3- Estate Administration service where there is inheritance tax to payYes 

£2500-7500

 

9-18 months

 

There are a number of disbursements or additional costs also usually incurred during the course of a probate matter and these are set out below

HMLR REGISTRATION FEE

DescriptionFee
HMCTS- Courts fee for Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration£273.00

Plus £1.50 per copy

Swearing Oath£5-£7 per executor/administrator
Certainty will search£95.00 plus VAT
S.27 Trustee Act Notices£200-250 plus VAT
Probate consultant (Where required)£60-120.00