Section 4 (1) The fee payable to the official administrator for administering an estate, acting as an administrator ad litem or in any other way managing the affairs of a deceased person is an amount equal to the greater of:
(a) $1,500; and
(b) if the value of the gross assets of the estate is:
(i) $50,000 or less, 7% of that value;
(ii) more than $50,000 but $100,000 or less, $3,500 plus 5% of the value in excess of $50,000; or
(iii) more than $100,000, $6,000 plus 4% of the value in excess of $100,000.
(2) In addition to the fee payable pursuant to subsection (1), the official administrator may charge, with respect to an estate file that has been open for 24 months or more:
(a) a monthly fee in an amount equal to 1/12 of 1% of the gross assets of the estate; and
(b) a fee equal to 5% of income received after the estate file has been open for months.
(2.1) The official administrator may charge a fee of $150 per half day or part of a half day for any initial investigation or inspection undertaken when he or she first undertakes the administration of an estate.
(2.2) The official administrator may charge a fee of $40 per hour or part of an hour for any investigation or inspection done with respect to the administration of an estate.
(3) The official administrator, where he or she considers it appropriate, may require an interim payment of a fee mentioned in this section during the administration of the estate.
(4) Where, in the opinion of the official administrator, the work performed by him or her warrants a fee that is less than the fees mentioned in this section, the official administrator may charge a lesser fee.