Our fees

The Pérotin Genealogy Office sets the total cost of expenses and fees using a clear, precise and detailed scale, according to the various services offered.

Fees for research, disclosure and mandate

Depending on each individual case, our fees for these services are calculated in one of two ways:

1. On the net share of the beneficiary after the deduction of inheritance debt, documentation expenses and all other evidenced costs, with the exception of inheritance tax. In this case, fees will amount to an average of 15 % of the net share of the beneficiary, before payment of inheritance tax.

2. On the net share of the beneficiary after the deduction of inheritance tax. Fees are then calculated taking account of the degree of relation, according to the following sliding scale.

    ex. VAT. incl. VAT
Direct relation
lawful or natural ascendants, lawful or natural descendants
15 % 18 %
Special collateral heirs
brothers and sisters, nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces
20 % 24 %
Ordinary collateral heirs up to the 4th degree
uncles, aunts, great-uncles and great-aunts
25 % 30 %
Ordinary collateral heirs beyond the 4th degree and non relations
cousins of 4th degree or beyond
30 % 36 %
Surviving spouse 15 % 18 %

 

Fees of proportional verification

Our fees are calculated on net assets as they stand in the declaration of estate (verification of inheritance rules) or on the value of property (establishment of ownership origin).

    ex. VAT incl. VAT
Direct relation 0.625 % 0.75 %
Special collateral heirs 0.834 % 1.00 %
Ordinary collateral heirs up to the 4th degree 1.250 % 1.50 %
Ordinary collateral heirs beyond the 4th degree 1.667 % 2.00 %
Minimum fee € 500 € 600

 

This fee applies to research carried out in mainland France and includes all costs relating to travel, applications for civil status records, and research at archive centres and mortgage registry offices. It assumes that all heirs and beneficiaries are known, located and able to provide evidence of their relation.
 

Fixed rate verification fees

A number of individual verifications may be subject to fees of a fixed sum of € 3,000 inclusive of VAT (€ 2,500 ex. VAT).
 

Research or verification of legal claimants of the founder of a burial plot

Fixed fees, inclusive of VAT, of € 600 + € 60 per located beneficiary (€ 500 and € 50 ex. VAT, respectively).

Updated: December 2015