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In all cases where the net estate
(i.e. the amount remaining in the deceased's sole name after funeral
expenses & debts owing have been deducted)
is over £5,000
See example 1
NoteJoint assets passing automatically to the surviving
joint owner should not be included when calculating the fee.
If the net estate as above is under £5,000See example 2
Application for a second grant in an estate where a previous grant has
Additional CopiesOfficial (sealed) copies of the grant of representation if
ordered when you lodge your application for a grant of representation.
Note: You should decide how many copies you will need &
add the cost to your application fee, this will give you the total
amount payable (see examples below)
It can save you a lot of time when collecting in the deceased's assets
if you have a few extra copies of the grant to produce to the
organisations holding the assets.
£1 per copy
Sealed and certified copy, if assets are held abroad you
may need one of these. Please check with the appropriate organisations.
£1 per copy (including will & grant)
Additional copies (consisting of grant including a copy of
the will, if applicable) ordered after the grant of representation has
£5 for the 1st copy then £1 per additional copy
Net estate of £75,000
= Fee £ 90
4 copies of grant at £1 each = Fee £ 4
Total Fee £94
Net estate of £2,000 = Fee Nil
1 copy of grant at £1 each = Fee £ 1
Total Fee £ 1
Please send a cheque or postal order (no cash) made payable to (from the
1st of April 2005 this changes from H.M.Paymaster
'HMCS' or 'Her Majesty's
this will be clarified on your application forms) together with your
application forms, to the probate registry to which you are applying. You should
state the number and type of copies you need on the checklist on page 4 of the
PA1 (application form).
Please print the name of the deceased
person on the back of the cheque.
Pleas ensure you order sufficient copies for all
your needs, when you send in your application.
Your application will not be processed
until the fee is paid.
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