Estate Administration Costs

Our relationship with Perpetual Guardian

Footprint is a digital service that helps people with more simple requirements sort out their Will quickly, easily and simply. We work closely with Perpetual Guardian and together have over 130 years of experience in providing Wills, Trusts, and Enduring Powers of Attorney for New Zealanders, so rest assured you are in good hands. Find out more about our relationship with Perpetual Guardian here.


Perpetual Guardian charges a scale rate of commission for their executor role and administering the estate based on the gross value of the estate assets.

·         5% for the first $250,000

·         2% for the next $250,000

·         1% for the remaining balance

Discounted exceptions apply, including on a family home. To get a better understanding of the exceptions that may apply to you, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0800 366 877.

In addition to the scale rate of commission where the administration involves extraordinary or services not included in the scope covered by the above rates, Perpetual Guardian reserve the right to charge fees based on time in attendance or actual cost.  For a list of these scope items, please contact us via the above details.

Perpetual Guardian also provides executorship services where they are not the executor. These are charged on a time and cost basis.