The answer varies depending on how complex your affairs are and if the firm is based in a city.
Here are some costs for a solicitor drawing up a will:
- A simple will can cost between £144 and £240. So, shopping around and finding someone good for the lower price could save you almost £100.
- A complex will can cost between £150 and £300. It might be more complex if you’ve been divorced and have children.
- For a specialist will that involves trusts or oversea properties, or you want tax planning advice, expect to pay a minimum of £500 to £600.
- A mirror will usually costs less than doing them individually. They’re worth considering if you and a spouse or partner want substantively the same (mirror) wills.
Make sure the cost you’re quoted includes VAT. The prices above include VAT.
Evidence from The Legal Services Board that suggests you can save a lot by shopping around for will services. When you’ve got one quote, contact a few others to see if they can beat it.
Shopping around might save you £100 for a simple will, and £150 for a more complex will.
Try to find a service you believe will offer you a good quality service at a good price. (Figures above are from the Legal Service Board.)