4. Deputy and Appointee team - Charges
The following charges are levied against our service users as set by the Court of Protection / Office of the Public Guardian and are not open to amendment or change.
Office of the Public Guardian / Court of Protection
Remuneration of local authority deputies
The following rates of remuneration will apply where the Court appoints a holder of an office in a local authority to act as a deputy:
|Category||Description||Amount not exceeding|
|I||Work up to and including the date upon which the court makes an order appointing a deputy for property and affairs||£745.00|
Annual management fee where the court appoints a local authority deputy for property and affairs, payable on the anniversary of the court order:
A. for the first year
|B. for the second subsequent years||£650.00|
|Where the assets of 'P' are below £16,000 the local authority Deputy for property and affairs may take an annual management fee not exceeding 3.5% of P's net assets on the anniversary of the court order appointing the local authority as Deputy.|
|III||Annual property management fee to include work involved in preparing property for sale, instructing agents, conveyancers etc or the ongoing maintenance of property including management and letting of a rental property.||£300.00|
|IV||Preparation and lodgement of an annual report or account to the Public Guardian.||£216.00|
Deputy and Appointeeship
Estates Winding Up Fee - Level 1
Completing the basic Estate requirements, and assuming that there is a valid will and next of kin / solicitor £228.50:
- Notify DWP,
- Notify Court of Protection / Office of the Public Guardian,
- Notify other financial institutions,
- Complete BD8,
- Settle funeral and other final bills,
- Distribute estate to executors (where applicable).
Estates Winding Up Fee - Level 2
Work undertaken would include some or all the basic requirements above, plus any of the additional work required £280.50:
- Completion of final account report for Court of Protection,
- Advising or assisting on the completion of Probate applications,
- Referring the estate to Treasury Solicitors,
- Liaising with Treasury Solicitors.
Estates Winding Up Fee - Level 3
Work undertaken would include some or all of levels 1 and 2, plus the additional work £395.00:
- Collecting Death Certificate,
- Registering the death,
- Arranging the funeral.