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Filling in the short form below will instantly give you a set of contact details for people who can help you with the writing of a will.  You will be provided with their contact details, all within less than a second, and you will then be able to contact them directly to discuss your situation in more detail.

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This website will help you find suppliers who provide property services.  When you enter your details and press submit, the system will immediately give you the contact details of the suppliers covering your local area.  Where appropriate, initial estimates will also be instantly provided. You can then contact any of the suppliers directly. In addition, your details will be sent to each of the suppliers listed, so they will also be able to contact you. Your details will not be forwarded to any other third parties. Your email address is required but if you do not want to provide your telephone number, please enter 0000. Using this website will not commit you to placing any orders or paying any money. If you do place an order with one of the suppliers, you will be dealing directly with them.  In most cases there is no middle man. Suppliers on this website pay advertising fees to be listed, they do not pay any commission to Local Surveyors Direct. Before placing an order you should ensure that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance. You will receive an email from us requesting feedback a few weeks later. After that we will not use your details again.

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Filling in the short form above will instantly give you a set of contact details for people who can help you with the writing of a will.  You will be provided with their contact details, all within less than a second, and you will then be able to contact them directly to discuss your situation in more detail.

General information about writing a Will

Writing a will can be very straight forward and might not necessarily cost much money.  If you just have one beneficiary and your requirements are simple, you may wish to write your own will without getting any help.  For most people the situation will be a bit more complicated and getting expert advice may be well worthwhile.

By filling in the form above you will get a list of contact details for experts who cover your local area.  Some will be qualified Solicitors and some will be Legal Secretaries or Will Writers.   Some will offer a low cost service where everything will be done from a distance by telephone and email.  Other experts will provide a locally based service where you will be able go and visit them at their office or they will come and visit you at your home. 

They will ask you to give them an overview of what you want along the following lines:

Who do you want your estate to be left to (the beneficiaries)?
Are you single, married or divorced? 
Are there any particular people that you do not want to benefit from your estate?
What is the total value of your estate likely to be? 
Are there likely to be any inheritance tax implications?
Are there any particular family mementos that you would like to go to particular relatives?
Do you have any children under the age of 18?  Who will be their guardians?
Do you want to leave any money to charity?
Who will manage the estate after you have gone(your executor or executors)?
Would you like the beneficiaries to also be the executors or would you like to appoint an independent executor?

If you your estate is large and likely to be valued above the inheritance threashold then you may need to consider getting separate advice from a tax specialist.  The tax threashold for a single person is £325,000 or £650,000 for a married couple (as at July 2012).

In addition to your will, you may wish to produce a document that lists what property you have.  This would not be part of your will and should not really require any input from a Will Writer.  It is a simple document that you could update from time to time and keep it with your copy of your will.  After you have died it would probably be useful to your executors and help to point them in the right direction when they start to identify what assests you actually have available for your beneficiaries.

Another thing to consider is where to keep your will.  A safe option would be to have multiple copies with you retaining a copy and your executors and beneficiaries having copies.  On the other hand you may not want your beneficiaries to see a copy until after you have died.  You will need to consider this carefully but keep in mind that it may be safer to have more than one copy.

Are you a Solicitor or a Will Writer?

If you are a solicitor or a person providing will writing services and you would like your contact details to be listed on our website please click here to apply for a no obligation trial.

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