Our fees and charges vary depending on the services you need. Hourly rates are based on the work we do, the complexity of your situation and the level of expertise required.
Where fees and charges are calculated based on time, we’ll advise you of our hourly rates which reflect the experience and expertise of our advisers. Our fees and charges are exclusive of GST, disbursements and third party costs, except where stated otherwise.
The fees and charges listed in the price lists below are for standard and straightforward scenarios of each service. We're happy to provide you a more detailed estimate of our expected fees and charges before you make any decisions to proceed with a service.
For some services, the fees that Public Trust may charge for its services is subject to a cap. This means that Public Trust’s fees and charges cannot exceed 5% of the total value of the assets of the estate and the income received by Public Trust in respect of the estate. There are however some fees (Special fees) that are not subject to the cap, which includes (but is not limited to) obtaining a grant of probate from the courts, managing property, carrying on a business, and legal services.
If it becomes apparent during the appointment that the customer's required services differ from those initially indicated at the time of booking, Public Trust reserves the right to adjust the fees and charges accordingly.
If you have any questions about our fees and charges, please speak to your adviser or call us on 0800 371 471.
*Enduring Power of Attorney:
Fees are indicative and include GST.
If additional time is needed and agreed at the consultation, further charges from $260.87 (excluding GST) per hour apply.
Payment is due at the initial consultation appointment and cancellation fees apply. Please read Terms of Engagement.
Witnessing appointment is included in these costs.