Fees and charges for Deceased Estates
- We offer value for money
- We can provide you with an upfront estimate
We offer value for money
We do not charge commission. We charge only according to the level of work required.
In fact, the Public Trustee Act 1978 states that our fees and charges must be reasonable having regard to the circumstances in which the service is provided. This guarantees you a reasonable price, no matter what stage in your life you require our services.
We can provide you with an upfront estimate
We can provide estimates of our fees and charges based on current known circumstances. We can estimate your fees by identifying each task our team will need to perform.
To create an estimate, we count how many “units of effort” are needed for each part of the process, as determined by the Public Trustee Fees and Charges Notice (2018). This is used to calculate an estimate of what the fees will be. Our Deceased Estate administration fees are determined by many factors including the number and type of assets in the estate, liabilities, beneficiaries and whether they reside overseas, and the type of authority needed to administer the estate. If administration of an estate takes longer than expected, the administration fees will not increase because of this.
Please note that while we are able to provide an estimate of our estate administration fees, in some cases, there may be legal and tax agent fees and outgoings outside of the administration of an estate, depending on the complexity of the situation.