Our Fees

Hilcrest Solicitors GB Limited provides transparent and realistic cost estimates at the outset of your matter, and, if need be, at regular intervals thereafter. We have a reputation for providing a high level of service at a cost which is extremely competitive. Please see below for our price guide.

But, first, please note that in the case of probate, work involving (but not limited to) the following, are not included in our fixed fee structure: Sale of property; Missing original Will; Missing beneficiaries; Overseas assets (e.g. obtaining valuation or sale); Deed of Variation or any other form of estate planning; Creating a Trust out of the Will and registering the same with HMRC; All work of a contentious nature (e.g.: contesting a Will), etc.

Second, in the case of residential conveyancing, fees and disbursements can vary dependent on factors such as property value. Such variations can be significantly more than the ranges given below. Furthermore, some disbursements e.g. notice and search fees, are set by third parties, such as freeholders, management companies, local authorities, etc., over whom we have no control.

Third, please note that in the case of our fixed fee debt recovery service, the fixed fee is only applicable in undefended actions. Thus, if your debt claim becomes defended at any point, then we reserve the right to charge the applicable hourly rate set out in our retainer letter to you. Further, the court fee, dependent on the amount of your claim, is between £35 and £10,000, although interest and compensation may take the claim into a higher banding resulting in a higher court fee. Furthermore, if judgment is obtained but not paid, further action will be required to enforce payment. We will discuss separately with you, any third-party (e.g. court, enforcement officers, etc.) fees for enforcement. Please note that we reserve the right to charge an additional fee if we are required to arrange for third party enforcement.

Fees Guide

Nature of Matter Costs estimate, on average, (excluding VAT)
Debt Recovery £450 plus VAT and a success fee of between 5% and 22.5% + Court Fees
Divorce -- We offer a fixed fee for divorce itself, but finances and children are dealt with at our hourly rate £1000 plus VAT (for uncontested divorces) plus Court Fee (currently £550)
Drafting of employment agreements (including perusing and advising on employment contracts and workplace agreements) Between £300 and £675 plus VAT
Drafting of tenancy agreements (including perusing agreements and advising) Between £300 and £500 plus VAT
Landlord and Tenant (residential): For landlord: straightforward obtaining of possession. Proceedings not defended £1,750 plus VAT and Court Fees
Obtaining a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration (non-contentious).
Administration of estates (non-contentious)
Single Will
Mirror Will
Will with a life interest (single)
Will with a life interest (mirror)
Depending on your personal circumstances and instructions, the following additional charges may be added to our fees:
Letters to third parties i.e. doctor’s: mental-capacity assessment
Home/ Hospital visit (depending on distance)
Expedited Service (depending on urgency)
£800 - £2,000 plus VAT+ third-party costs (e.g. Valuers, Probate Registry, etc.)
£2,000 - £6,000 plus VAT and third-party costs
£350 plus VAT
£650 plus VAT
£550 plus VAT
£750 plus VAT

£100 plus VAT
£100 – £200 plus VAT
£100 – £200 plus VAT
Residential conveyancing
Potential disbursements
  • Notice of transfer fee: This fee, if chargeable, is set out in the lease.
  • Notice of charge fee: (if the property is to be mortgaged) – This fee is set out in the lease.
  • Deed of covenant fee: This fee is provided by the management company for the property and can be difficult to estimate.
  • Certificate of compliance fee: To be confirmed upon receipt of the lease.
  • HM land registry fee
  • Stamp duty land tax

£550 plus VAT
£675 plus VAT

Between £0 and £250 plus VAT
Between £0 and £250 plus VAT

Between £0 and £250 plus VAT

Between £0 and £250 plus VAT
Variable (depending on transaction type and property value)
Variable (depending on transaction type and property value)
  • Search fees: Prices dependent on location of the property/ searches required
Between £250 and £450 plus VAT
Solicitors' letter - one letter any type of matter £200 plus VAT