From 25 April 2018, commissary fees will be increasing in line with the Sheriff Court Fees Order 2018. The main increases to look out for are:
- petition for appointment of executor will be increasing from £18 to £19;
- applications for confirmation will increase as follows:
where the value of the estate does not exceed £50,000, there is no fee;
where the value of the estate is over £50,000 but does not exceed £250,000, the fee will increase from £250 to £256;
where the value of the estate exceeds £250,000, the fee will increase from £500 to £512;
each certificate of confirmation ordered when lodging the inventory will increase from £7 to £8.
All Office of the Public Guardian fees are also due to increase on 25 April 2018, in line with sched 1 to SSI 2018/86. The fee for submitting a power of attorney for registration will increase from £75 to £77.