Probate & Estate Administration

Probate is the legal process in dealing with a person’s assets after their passing.

Leading provider of Probate administration in Louth. We provide free initial advice to family members, Will Executors or Next of Kin, giving advice and support on the options available and the next steps. Whether this is an initial phone call or face to face meeting, we will provide a sympathetic ear at a time when it is most needed.

We offer home visits or video calls on secure lines, all of our meetings are tailored to your needs and handled in the strictest confidentiality.

Complete Probate Service

Our complete probate service means our qualified probate advisers take full responsibility for the estate from death, including dealing with the grant of probate application and calculating any inheritance tax due to HMRC (if applicable). 

This option is advisable for executors or family members would rather not take on the work involved, and/or when there are complexities within the estate - a third party is then thought to be best to handle the deceased’s affairs so any issues can be dealt with by an experienced individual.

Probate service fixed fees include:

  • Free initial meeting with family member/s at home, office or via video call
  • Ongoing support and communication with family members throughout the process
  • Information gathering
  • Communication with the funeral director (if needed)
  • Reviewing the will (if any)
  • Writing to financial institutions
  • Valuing deceased’s assets
  • Assessing any tax liability
  • Communicating with HMRC on your behalf
  • Preparing and submitting the probate application
  • Sell and collect estate assets
  • Paying estate debts, including inheritance tax
  • Distribute estate assets to the beneficiaries 
  • Prepare estate accounts for Executors
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Grant only Probate

Our grant only probate service is usually for smaller estates where Executors or legally entitled individuals are happy to take on the work involved in the probate administration process themselves, or where there are lower value assets. 

Our probate advisers will provide the initial advice and support, completing the probate application/ HMRC forms to obtain the grant of probate or letters of administration on behalf of the Executors or legal administrators. Then all other parts of the process (as detailed in our ‘complete probate service’) are dealt with by the Executors/Administrators. 

Our Fixed fee cost:  £650 - £750 plus VAT

Disbursement fee to Probate Registry: £160 (inc VAT)

Our fixed fees for this service are payable out of estate funds and are usually requested once the probate application has been submitted. We ask for the probate registry disbursement fee upfront to cover the application costs.

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Complete probate service fees explained

Once we have carried out our initial meeting with you, we will be able to provide a fixed fee quote for the work involved both verbally and in writing which will not change, unless there are unforeseen issues or a change in circumstances during the process. Our complete probate service is normally charged as a fixed percentage of the gross estate value (1.5% - 1.7%), however, this is assessed on a case by case basis.

Our probate fees are payable out of estate funds once these are available, so the only fee we ask for upfront is the probate registry disbursement which is normally around £160 (inc VAT). 

If we have to sell the property as part of the estate administration process, then there will be additional third-party solicitor costs for the conveyancing or transfer of the property.

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Our proactive service is quality driven and tailored to the needs of our clients. We work alongside our clients, helping them achieve their personal and business aspirations & goals.

READ OUR REVIEWS
  • I have recommended the firm to several people

    I cannot rate Sophie and her professionalism any higher. The process of writing my will was done with care, and compassion and was not as daunting a process as I thought it would be. I have recommended the firm to several people since and will continue to do so.

    H Batty
  • Very professional and knowledgeable

    My sister and I received excellent advice from Sophie Vines in the legal services department and we found her to be very professional and knowledgeable. Sophie always responded very quickly to any questions we had by communicating complex legal jargon into understandable layman's terms I would highly recommend Sophie to anybody requiring any of their legal services.

    K Watts
Probate Louth | Florins

Why choose Florins for Probate?

Florins Wills & Probate is a personal and professional service with over 20 years combined experience in dealing with financial and tax affairs of individuals both in their lifetime and after their death. 

Our firm is run by a small team of experienced advisers who will guarantee excellent levels of communication and service, ensuring you always have a familiar designated adviser to speak to throughout the process. 

We provide an efficient service compared to a lot of other probate providers and aim to get the estate matters dealt with as quickly as possible, ensuring minimal stress and burden on you and your family. 

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We are transparent and accessible

We are at the end of the phone or email whenever you need us, even if it is to answer a quick question or provide a reassuring update. 

Our advisers can carry out face to face home appointments covering a wide area including Louth, Grimsby, Cleethorpes and the surrounding villages. We also offer video appointments to clients and family members who live further afield.

We offer weekend and weekday home or video appointments should they be requested to make life easier for you.

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Florins Pensions & Investments Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Florins Pensions & Investments Ltd is entered on the Financial Services Register https://register.fca.org.uk/ under reference 512554

Licensed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to carry out the reserved legal activity of non-contentious probate in England and Wales

If you wish to register a complaint, please write to or telephone 01507 304222. A summary of our internal complaints handling procedures for the reasonable and prompt handling of complaints is available on request and if you cannot settle your complaint with us, you may be entitled to refer it to the Financial Ombudsman Service at www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk or by contacting them on 0800 023 4 567.

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Florins, 132 Eastgate, Louth, 
Lincolnshire, LN11 9AA
Florins Wills & Probate Ltd is licensed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) to carry our reserved legal activity of non-contentious probate in England and Wales.
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