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The following are the most common costs that may be incurred in the administration of an estate:

Court costs - these are the fees paid at the Court House when you file the application for Letters Probate or Letters of Administration. The fee is $7 on every $1,000 of value passing through the estate.

With respect to real estate, fees are only paid on the difference between the property - the market value of the property less the balance on the mortgage or the agreement for sale.

Legal Fees - if you hire a lawyer to do the estate work, there will be fees payable to that lawyer. The fees are set out in the Rules of Court, rule 745 that can be found at

Land Titles Fees - if the estate includes an interest in land there will be Land Titles fees to register the transmission and the transfer of the property. You will also have to pay a fee to the Local Registrar's Office (Court House) or the Public Trustee for the Certificate that No Infants are Interested or the Consent of the Public Guardian and Trustee.

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