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Will at home

Make a Will at home with our home visit Wills service.

We have a UK-wide team of expertly trained Will-writing consultants who are able to guide you through the entire process of writing a Will. We'll handle everything, from start to finish.

We can help you:

  • Protect your family and loved ones.
  • Protect your property and possessions.
  • Implement Trusts to protect against care home fees or support vulnerable loved ones.
  • Consider Tax implications.
  • Set up Lasting Power of Attorney.

Your consultant can help you to write either a single Will or a pair of mirrored Wills – the choice is yours.

Call us today on 0117 952 0698 or click get started for alternate contact options.

Make A Will At Home

Home Visit Wills are quick and simple

Make a Will at home in just 3 easy steps...

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Step 1

Book an initial online appointment to confirm your requirements.

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Step 2

Our legal experts will prepare the necessary documents and book your home visit.

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Step 3

One of our Will-writing consultants will visit your home and guide you through the whole process of completing your Will.

Why do I need a will?

Many people assume that when they die, all their worldly possessions will go to the people they want, yet this is often not the case.

If you die without a Will, your estate will be distributed according to the rules of intestacy. These rules can direct your assets to people you may not have wanted to benefit. In some cases, this could be the crown. With family structures now more complex than ever, inheritance, guardianship and long-term care may need specialist advice.

Here are just some of the reasons it is worth taking the time to make a Will at home...

Ensure your loved ones are financially cared for after your passing

By making a Will, you can clearly outline who will inherit your hard-earned assets - you can also deliberately exclude people you do not wish to benefit from your estate, as long as they are not financially dependent on you.

When you make a Will at home, this process is simple and straightforward.

Nominate Executors to carry out your wishes

When you write a Will you must appoint one or more executors to handle your affairs when you die.
Administering an estate can often be simple and straightforward. As a result, this is normally a job for your adult children, relatives, or a friend (preferably someone you trust to administer your estate according to your wishes).

Protection for unmarried partners and step-children

According to the rules of intestacy, unmarried partners do not inherit from your estate – no matter how long you’ve been together. The same applies to relations by marriage, for example, step-children.

If you want an unmarried partner or step-child to inherit, you need to write a Will.

Appoint legal guardians for minor children

If you have children under 18, it is important to outline your legal guardianship wishes within a Will. Failing to do this could mean that the courts decide who will care for your children.

Save time, money and stress for the ones you leave behind

Without a Will, it can be a long and complicated process for your loved ones to distribute your assets. They may need to pay for professional help or experience family disputes.

When you make a Will at home, you reduce stress for those closest to you at an already difficult time.

Ensure pets are cared for

Pets are family, so choose someone you trust to look after them when you are gone - you can even leave money to fund their care.

Funeral Wishes

In a Will, you can specify your funeral wishes. For instance, whether you want to be buried or cremated - you can even choose a sentimental location for your ashes to be scattered. As it is the responsibility of your chosen executors, often your loved ones, to plan the funeral, they will look for guidance in your Will. While funeral wishes within a Will may not be legally binding, they will carry a moral obligation, which your executors will likely want to fulfil.

Leave a legacy or gift to a charity

When you make a Will at home with ELM, you may want to leave a percentage of your estate, or a specific gift, to a charity of your choice. Donations left to charities within Wills are vital to their work.

It is also worth noting that if you have no Will and no living relatives, your estate may pass to the Crown. Many people would prefer to leave their estate to a charity close to their heart.

Secure Document Storage

Having taken the vital step of protecting your estate, your most important documents must be protected and kept up to date.

Many people have lost or accidentally damaged their Wills, rendering them invalid.

Our valuable ongoing Secure Document Storage protects your documents and provides you with copies.

We write to your executors to let them know where your Will is located and are then on hand to help guide them.

Property Protection Trust

The Property Protection Trust is an intricate trust clause within your Will.

It ensures that after you die, your half of the house is held in trust to be used by a surviving spouse or partner for the rest of their lifetime.

They never actually own your half of the property and neither can they be forced out.

However, you have the peace of mind that whomever you leave your property to will actually receive it, whatever happens to your spouse or partner.

It enables you to ensure that your children are not disinherited after your death. For example, if your spouse remarries or the property is vulnerable to third party creditors in the event of old age or illness.

If you own your house as joint tenants, as most people do, it would be necessary to complete a severance of tenancy.

Discretionary Trust

The Discretionary Trust is one of the more complex trust clauses used within Wills today and can be varied to suit a number of situations.

Sometimes a Discretionary Trust is used to protect assets for a disabled beneficiary, or if assets other than property need to be protected from creditors or remarriage.

Schedule an appointment to make a Will at home, for just £99

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Frequenty Asked Questions

We've answered the most common queries about how you can make a Will at home below. Have a question we haven’t answered? Just get in touch, we are always happy to help.

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We ask that you set aside at least 90 minutes for the initial meeting. In comparison, our initial online meetings take 15 minutes.

Yes, all of our consultants will show you identification before entering your home.

Yes, you can have whoever you like at the meeting. For Home Visit Wills they will also need to be physically present, whereas our online meetings have the ability to have others attend no matter where they are. We have had children in Australia attend their parents' meetings here in the UK, all on Zoom.

When you make a Will at home, we will get your professionally drafted and checked documents out for you to check within 14 days. Once approved, we send the final documents out to you to sign.

You will have to sign the Will in front of two witnesses, we give you further guidance as part of the service. If this is an issue, we can provide a service to get your Will signed online.

Why choose ELM

Our dedicated legal team have vast experience within the Wills and Probate sector, allowing us to become one of the top providers of Will Writing services in the UK.

We are specialists

We are a specialist Wills, Probate & Trusts company. This is all that we do. As a result, we're able to provide the highest quality service possible - something that is reflected in our fantastic customer reviews.

Over 20+ years experience

ELM was established in 2000 and has been providing a professional and reliable service ever since. We are members of the Institute of Professional Will Writers and our in-house training development plan means all our employees achieve industry-recognised qualifications.

We have helped over 30,000 people

We have helped over 30,000 people to complete their Wills, leaving them safe in the knowledge that their family’s interests have been properly protected.

Free no-obligation enquiries

Because everyone's circumstances are different, we offer free no-obligation enquiries, ensuring you get a personalised service that meets your specific needs.

You are in safe hands

We are in the top 5 Will writing services in the UK, but don’t just take our word for it...

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Which Will is right for you?

Compare the features of our Will writing services.

Online Will

All our legal expertise without the need for a home visit.

Ideal for...

  • Those with a busy schedule
  • Those more comfortable accessing services online
  • Single or joint Wills
From £99

Home Visit Will

Have your Will written in the comfort of your own home by one of our expert consultants.

Ideal for...

  • Those without an internet connection
  • Those who are not as familiar with using online services
  • Single or joint Wills
From £99

We are trusted by our clients

We listen to what you need, that's why we are in the top 5 Will writing services in the UK.

Based on 135 reviews.
Eva Rodriguez
Eva Rodriguez
2022-01-18
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Really helped sort out my mums estate for me they made it really easy and stress free thanks x
fraser richards
fraser richards
2022-01-17
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I found that the person I dealt with was very knowledgeable and had a vast experience. It made sorting out my will both simple and painless. Very good service and would highly recommend ELM.
Frank Collier
Frank Collier
2022-01-17
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Very friendly and listened to are requirements and put us right on what we needed and we're very helpful and with there storage system we have no worries would recommend them with no problem
Lucy Cooper
Lucy Cooper
2022-01-13
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ELM is a professional company that has good quality and high responsive staff who have dealt with all aspects of making my will. Nothing is too much trouble and there is a built in possibility of revising and changing my will as we going along. Their fees represent very good value for money. I would highly recommend them.
Daryl Simpson
Daryl Simpson
2022-01-12
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Working with the ELM and there Trust team has put my mind at rest
David Evans
David Evans
2021-12-13
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Elm Legal Services are very professional and very helpful and accommodating. I would recommend using them.
Daniel Harrison
Daniel Harrison
2021-11-29
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Handled my file with professionalism and courtesy. Would definitely recommend!
Hollie Pryor
Hollie Pryor
2021-11-27
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Was beyond impressed by how smooth everything was handled. Highly recommend
Kimberly Jackson
Kimberly Jackson
2021-11-26
Verified
Professional and accommodating service.

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