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How we can help you
Survivorship / Transmission application
$550 per application
We will prepare your survivorship or transmission application and lodge it at Landgate for registration.
Our fixed fee excludes Landgate registration fee ($178.20) and certificate of title search fee ($26.70)
Transfer to beneficiaries
From $880 per property
We will transfer the property to the beneficiaries.
Our fixed fee excludes Landgate registration fee ($178.20), certificate of title search fee ($26.70) and transfer duty (as assessed).
Real estate settlement
If you’ve sold the estate’s property, we will complete the real estate settlement.
Our fixed fee excludes government fees charged at cost.
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As a general rule, the answer is yes – executors and administrators can charge their reasonable legal costs to the estate. What is reasonable depends on the circumstances, but would generally include the costs of making an application for Probate or Letters of Administration.
A survivorship application is an application by a surviving joint tenant of property to remove the name of a deceased person from the certificate of title. The application must be made to Landgate and must include the death certificate. A statutory declaration may also be required.
There is no need to lodge a survivorship application immediately upon the death of a joint tenant. The application can just as easily be done at the time of disposal of the property, whether by sale or upon the death of the last surviving joint owner.
Before real estate can be sold it must first be transferred to the name of the executor or administrator of the estate.
There are three steps involved here:
- Firstly, the executor or administrator must obtain a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration from the Supreme Court of Western Australia. Landgate will not permit property transfers without a Grant.
- Secondly, the property must be transferred into the name of the executor or administrator of the estate, in their capacity as executor or administrator, known as an Application by Personal Representative or a transmission application. This application is an essential first step whether the property is to be sold or transferred to one or more beneficiaries of the estate.
- Thirdly and finally, the property can be transferred to the beneficiary or beneficiaries named in the Will or, in the case of a sale, to the buyer.
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