Will Writing £14 instead of £149 through living social
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Will Writing £14 instead of £149 through living social

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Found 1st May 2016
Not the nicest of subjects for a Sunday morning but something everyone should consider, having a will. This usually costs far more so the deal currently being offered by Living Social looks like a good one.

My wife and I took advantage of this offer when it was running a few years ago and the service was really good given the price.

The only thing to be aware of is that the company may try to charge you an additional cost for storage of the will, not something you are forced to take up and should be somewhere around £20 per year.

Hope this helps someone.

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Something we all should do....this is a very good price..we paid just under £100..we chose not to use storage facility...
passed info on to Mrs she mentioned about getting a will
What is the storage facility? Is this where they keep it for you? I take it you can keep it yourself ?

Edited by: "adrian2000" 1st May 2016
mattinhull

passed info on to Mrs she mentioned about getting a will



Just had same conversation with mine! Might get someone to start tasting her cooking before I eat owt.
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adrian2000

What is the storage facility? Is this where they keep it for you? I take … What is the storage facility? Is this where they keep it for you? I take it you can keep it yourself ?


Yeah they store the will for you, and no you don't have to take them up on the offer.
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Will they arrange witnesses for those who live a solo life?
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jayok

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​Ha, thats crazy!

I'll pass this onto my parents, neither have a will written yet
Witnesses are usually members of staff at the firm. This is a bonkers cheap price for a will - my concern would be that you wouldn't get much advice for this price, so if you have a more complicated situation you might be better with a full consultation.

You can also get a will written free by a solicitor in Will Month - you give a charity donation instead. The next campaign isn't till October though, and it now seems to be restricted over '50's.

freewillsmonth.org.uk/
Has anyone clicked on the link after they have purchased to try and redeem? Link does not appear to work, unless it is because they are closed?
I have never heard of (Mirror Will) before? when I googled it, I was not sure of its benefit!! I am the bread winner in the house as my wife gave up her career to bring up the kids...is there an advantage for a mirror well in our case?
If you are in a trade union it's normally a free service ... Or is with Unite .
mattinhull

passed info on to Mrs she mentioned about getting a will



I've been unlucky with both my marriages.

First wife died of food poisoning.............................. second wife died of a fractured skull..........









..................................she wouldn't eat the food.
sam1970

I have never heard of (Mirror Will) before? when I googled it, I was not … I have never heard of (Mirror Will) before? when I googled it, I was not sure of its benefit!! I am the bread winner in the house as my wife gave up her career to bring up the kids...is there an advantage for a mirror well in our case?



A Mirror will is where your wife's will is a copy of yours eg you leave everything to her & Kids and she leaves everything to you and kids. I am not a solicitor but suggest you both do a will, not just you
Why loads rich people on hduk? 99% of us will never need a will! I think you guys are on the wrong website ha...
Do you they give any advice?
As long as the Will provider had adequate professional indemnity insurance (in case of negligent advice) this should be okay.

However, if your estate is more complex and includes more than one property or assets abroad, you might think about getting specialist advice. Making a Will is one thing but a discrete piece of advice based on how your assets currently stand can avoid serious tax liabilities once you die.

You might save a £100 now but it's not worth it if your estate ends up paying thousands a few years down the line when this could be avoided.

Disclosure: I work for a firm of solicitors and have seen some real horror stories particularly when a homemade Will is challenged, ends up as being unenforceable and a claim is made upon the estate by free-loading distant family.
£20 storage fee??? if 20 of you guys wanna store it in my loft then pay me the £400 a year to stick it in a box. sheesh
adrian2000

Has anyone clicked on the link after they have purchased to try and … Has anyone clicked on the link after they have purchased to try and redeem? Link does not appear to work, unless it is because they are closed?


Yes the link doesn't work for me either. Not good and seems no way of contacting living social.
...perhaps a deal specific rebrand... 'Dying Social' maybe?
brymcgregor

Will they arrange witnesses for those who live a solo life?



​so you're a smuggler?
seanmorris100

Why loads rich people on hduk? 99% of us will never need a will! I think … Why loads rich people on hduk? 99% of us will never need a will! I think you guys are on the wrong website ha...



You don't need to be rich to have a will, just makes things easier for those you leave behind. If you literally have nothing at all then fair enough but if you have your own house (doesn't need to be paid off), car, cash in bank etc then having a will makes it much easier for your dependents rather than having to go through the whole intestate process.
crumpetman

You don't need to be rich to have a will, just makes things easier for … You don't need to be rich to have a will, just makes things easier for those you leave behind. If you literally have nothing at all then fair enough but if you have your own house (doesn't need to be paid off), car, cash in bank etc then having a will makes it much easier for your dependents rather than having to go through the whole intestate process.


Hey

How does it works? So their representative.comes home or you need to pop in their office?
fleagal

As long as the Will provider had adequate professional indemnity … As long as the Will provider had adequate professional indemnity insurance (in case of negligent advice) this should be okay. However, if your estate is more complex and includes more than one property or assets abroad, you might think about getting specialist advice. Making a Will is one thing but a discrete piece of advice based on how your assets currently stand can avoid serious tax liabilities once you die. You might save a £100 now but it's not worth it if your estate ends up paying thousands a few years down the line when this could be avoided.Disclosure: I work for a firm of solicitors and have seen some real horror stories particularly when a homemade Will is challenged, ends up as being unenforceable and a claim is made upon the estate by free-loading distant family.



People should really take note of this post. A well written will help minimise the chances of issues when it comes to your loved ones dealing with your estate. I've seen some incredibly stressful situations arise from DIY will kits and Wills written by people other than legal professionals.

Having your Will written by a Solicitor comes with the advantage of you knowing that it has been written by someone with expertise in the field, they have indemnity insurance and they are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. I left the legal profession recently and I am qualified to write Wills, but I still had my Will written by a Solicitor for the security that it brings for my family.
Edited by: "Ross_87" 1st May 2016
Can I go back to being a kid and not having to worry about things like this?!
I paid £5 for a will pack a few years ago from WHSmiths endorsed by the Law Society for my now late parents - no problems why pay more?

Edited by: "Jaybeam" 1st May 2016
Why pay more? True, there are online guides to writing your own will, but if your situation is anything other than very simple, I would still see a solicitor. Who will be Guardians for your children? Are step children to be provided for? Do you owe anyone money? Lots of potential grief for your spouse or children if you don't cover everything.
willaid.org.uk/ Not the cheapest but the option we took. Charitable donation and a local solicitor for peace of mind.
good price
Dead good offer.
for even this price i might not even have a will left lol
does anyone running a limited company do this? wanted to check if they cover for single director companies
My Will is a post it note that say "Everything goes to mother."
£14 is a bit much.
Why would anyone want to trust an important matter such as a will to a company with virtually no track record, and one which can't even manage correct English on its website:

For example:

FAQ
How much does it cost to call your 0333 number?
Is a Mirror Will a Joint Will?
Why do i need to write a Will?
Can’t i just write a Will myself?
Why can’t I just get a Will online?
Can you update my existing Will?
Everything will go to my partner/children anyway so i don’t need a will do i?
That's exactly why so many people don't bother to get a will, but unfortunately they are wrong. Not only are they wrong but they are creating problems for their loved ones at a time when they need things to be simple and quick to deal with so they can grieve. The rules of Intestacy are a one shoe fits all Will, and just like DIY/Online/Postal Wills, you're family won't find out until you are dead, and then it's too late to do anything about it.

Why would you think they can cope with the precise language required by a will?




companycheck.co.uk/com…ary
Good find Newbold - Pass on this, the company is worth less than my dog. Just because some deals are cheap, does not mean they are hot.

Prefer to pay the proper money rather than £14 to look after 1 million plus assets

Net Worth £605

Newbold

Why would anyone want to trust an important matter such as a will to a … Why would anyone want to trust an important matter such as a will to a company with virtually no track record, and one which can't even manage correct English on its website:For example:FAQHow much does it cost to call your 0333 number?Is a Mirror Will a Joint Will?Why do i need to write a Will?Can’t i just write a Will myself?Why can’t I just get a Will online?Can you update my existing Will?Everything will go to my partner/children anyway so i don’t need a will do i?That's exactly why so many people don't bother to get a will, but unfortunately they are wrong. Not only are they wrong but they are creating problems for their loved ones at a time when they need things to be simple and quick to deal with so they can grieve. The rules of Intestacy are a one shoe fits all Will, and just like DIY/Online/Postal Wills, you're family won't find out until you are dead, and then it's too late to do anything about it.Why would you think they can cope with the precise language required by a will?https://companycheck.co.uk/company/08980561/CARTER-WESTWOOD-LTD/summary


Net Worth £605 after 2 years of trading? No thanks
Edited by: "markvirgo" 1st May 2016
usetheforceluke

Good find Newbold - Pass on this, the company is worth less than my dog. … Good find Newbold - Pass on this, the company is worth less than my dog. Just because some deals are cheap, does not mean they are hot. Prefer to pay the proper money rather than £14 to look after 1 million plus assets



​And if you still had any lingering doubts, just check out the business address on Streetview. (_;)
Jaybeam

I paid £5 for a will pack a few years ago from WHSmiths endorsed by the … I paid £5 for a will pack a few years ago from WHSmiths endorsed by the Law Society for my now late parents - no problems why pay more?



Hi Jaybeam,
I am a Solicitor and, over the years have seen 20 or so of these cross my desk and ONLY TWO were properly executed. If someone has been very careful and followed the instructions TO THE LETTER then of course it will be a valid will, but one step missed and you've got no will. It's heartbreaking to see what people wanted to do but yet, for the sake of a missed date (in Scotland), witness or even signature, to have to tell grieving relatives there's effectively no will and they're at the mercy of the laws of intestacy.
Another common misconception is that everything will "automatically go to your next of kin". Nothing these days is automatic. Without a will your relatives will endure an extra 2 or 3 months of delays and be forced to hand over at least £1,000 in fees and outlays which could all have been avoided if a will have been left. Surely no HOTUKDEALS devotee would want to put themselves in that position!
It's a selfish act to die intestate. You won't be around to have to sort out the mess, but your loved ones will be. However you do it - get that will done as it's not a case of "if" it will be needed - but "when".

BTW I'm a Scottish Solicitor and although the law is different, I'm confident the processes are similar.
Hunkzilla

My Will is a post it note that say "Everything goes to mother."£14 is a … My Will is a post it note that say "Everything goes to mother."£14 is a bit much.



​Do you have much money? Is it worth changing my name to mother?
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