The cheapest – and perhaps riskiest way – to write a will is to do it yourself. You can buy templates online or at stationery shops.
This is only really a suitable option if your affairs are very simple. For example, if you’re married or in a civil partnership and have children, and you want to leave everything to the survivor of you on the first death, and your children in, say, equal shares on the second death.
The template should show what you need to do to make sure that it is signed, dated and witnessed properly, and that your old wills are revoked.
It’s important to follow these rules, otherwise there’s a risk your home-made won’t be valid.
The law about inheritances and how they’re taxed can be complex and things might change between when you write your will and when you die. That makes it risky to write your own will without any advice at all. But you can do it if you want to.