Our Will Writing Service
Wills can be very straightforward or complex and our will writing solicitors can tailor your will to your individual needs.
We recommended that you have a solicitor to draw up your will which can cost from as little as £150.00 plus VAT (£180.00 inclusive) for a simple straightforward will (see our prices below). This is because it is all too easy to make mistakes if you are not familiar with the terminology used in wills. Dispute over wills are expensive and should be avoided.
Here at Freeman Jones Solicitors we work on a fixed fee basis when it comes to drafting your will and provide a complete service.
Our costs for writing your will
Please note that our fixed fees for wills are based upon your case having standard features which most do. It is an indication of the likely range of prices in most instances. If your matter has non-standard features and complexity then we may not be able to undertake your case for the fees shown below. In every case however we will give you a fee quote based on hourly rates or further fixed or estimated fees on a no obligation basis following our first meeting with you.
Our fees for your will includes the following:
- the initial appointment with one of our experts will writing solicitors to discuss your needs and provide advice;
- funeral wishes;
- the drafting of your will;
- attending upon you and providing two witnesses to execute your will;
- free storage of your will.
Our Will Prices
Level 1 – Straightforward will – cost £180 (including VAT)
Level 2 – Multiple legacies – cost £240 (including VAT)
Level 3 – Life interest will – cost £325 (including VAT)
These wills to include trust provisions to provide protection against factors involving the surviving spouse or civil partner. If needed, the price includes a severing a property joint tenancy and registering this at the HM Land Registry to ensure that the jointly owned property is owned in such a way to allow a half share to pass into a trust on the first death.
Level 4 – Complex wills – cost TBA.
Assessed upon your individual requirements and charged on a hourly basis
Should you need to leave someone out of your Will an additional £90 including VAT will be payable to cover the cost of the advice we need to give you on the implications of this.
HM Land Registry Office Copies (if needed) – £3.60 (including VAT) per property.
Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) fees: a price guide
When making a will clients usually also take the opportunity of putting a Lasting Power of Attorney in place.
At Freeman Jones Solicitors, we offer fixed priced Lasting Power of Attorney services.
Single person – Lasting Power of Attorney (property and finances or health and welfare) – £299 plus VAT*
Single person – Lasting Power of Attorney (property and finances and health and welfare) – £500 plus VAT*
Couple – Lasting Power of Attorney (property and finances or health and welfare) – £500 plus VAT*
Couple – Lasting Power of Attorney (property and finances and health and welfare) – £900 plus VAT*
*There is also an £82 government registration fee chargeable for each LPA.
In most cases our fee includes us acting as a professional certificate provider to confirm your mental capacity to make the Lasting Power of Attorney. If due to your age and any medical conditions, we feel that a medical practitioner would be more suitable to act as your certificate provider, then there may be an additional fee charged by the medical practitioner.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.