Yes, you can write your own Will in the UK, but if the Will is not straightforward, you should get legal advice.
If you write your own Will, you may not be aware of how to correctly and legally protect your assets.
Looking for advice from professionals is a good idea with such an important document.


Why is it important to make a Will?
Having a valid and adequately written Will that reflects your particular needs is essential for several reasons:

Are DIY Wills legal?
If done correctly, a homemade Will can be legally binding. However, you must be aware of the requirements and formalities as set out in the Wills Act 1837 when making a DIY Will. 
The Act says that a Will must:
●      Be signed by yourself; and
●      Be executed appropriately - which means that the document was signed and witnessed by two adult independent witnesses present at the time that you sign the document.
The downside of making a homemade Will is that its validity won’t be put to the test until you die, and then, it’s too late to fix it.
​​You may use the wrong wording, resulting in your instructions not being correctly followed through or your Will being invalid.
How do I write a Will from home in the UK?
If you decide that writing a Will from home suits your needs, ensure that you cover these points:

If you need help drafting a Will and would like further advice, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

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