A variety of problems are being faced by consumers hoping to write their will with the aid of a will writer, a new report has established.
The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) found that people are finding that their wills are invalid, or that will writers are making untrue claims when selling their services.
Another widespread problem is the amount of hidden fees imposed on those hoping to make a will, with additional costs incurred when certain services are used.
In some cases, STEP found that costs can escalate to as much as ten times the initial advertised rate.
"Those with relatively simple affairs can often draft a usable will themselves with the help of some research," the group said, which illustrates the merits of a DIY Will Kit.
When writing a Will it's vital that you use a company that you can trust. Lawpack's DIY Will has been written by solicitor Richard Dew with expert guidance on completing the Will forms.
Currently, a BBC Two programme entitled Can't Take It With You is highlighting the problems associated with not making a Will and why it's vital to do so.
Published on: February 2, 2011