At a time where money really matters, we always strive to provide a quality service at a fair price. We will keep you up to date with all of the relevant information so you can make informed decisions and have complete confidence that every detail has been properly taken care of.
The fees involved in any transaction, and particularly in a foreign jurisdiction, are important to understand and therefore we review our fees on a regular basis, considering clients’ feedback so we can make sure we always offer the best value for your money.
We typically work on a fixed fee basis, ensuring that you know what the fees will be for your case from the outset. If, during the transaction, there is a new development, we will discuss the change in fees with you and agree a way forward.
With international inheritance matters, there can be many unforeseen events, and so initial quotes can vary significantly.
For a typical uncontested inheritance where there is a Will in the jurisdiction and a relatively simple set of assets (For example a Property and a single bank account) our minimum fee would be £3,000 plus VAT. If there is no Will in the jurisdiction or the inheritance is using an English Will or the assets to be inherited are complicated then the costs would be higher although typically not normally more than £8,000 plus VAT
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, these can include (but are not limited to) Land Registry fees, Real Estate Registry fees, Will search fees, Notary fees.
We will handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
These fees may also be subject to change if further information relating to your case becomes necessary, for example, if you require additional searches.
We do not undertake tax advice.
Our fees are fixed, however there may be factors which would typically increase the cost of the fees estimated above. Where there is likely to be any additional cost, we will make sure you are informed of this at the earliest opportunity and a clear estimate of those extra costs will be provided.
Factors that may lead to an increase in cost include:
- If a legal Title is defective or part of a property is unregistered
- If crucial documents, we have previously requested from you have not been provided to us
- If there are any family issues which would mean us dealing with multiple parties
- If family disputes arise which complicate communication channels
For any transaction, the timescales are subject to change depending on factors involved such as:
- Number of parties involved.
- The attitude and co-operation of the parties
- Whether the parties have up to date identification documents
- Whether there are any legal issues with any of the assets being inherited