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Free will writing

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Visitors exploring the garden in spring at Cotehele, Cornwall | © National Trust Images/John Millar

We've partnered with a number of legal services to help you write or amend your will for free. Find out more about this invaluable service and discover which free will writing option is right for you. Whilst there is no obligation, we hope you’ll consider leaving a legacy to us to help look after the nation’s best-loved buildings and landscapes for everyone, for ever.

Free wills online with Bequeathed

Bequeathed offers a way to create a simple free will online from the comfort of your own home.

Using Bequeathed is quick and easy, and it means that you can make your will at a time and pace that suits you. All you need to do is:

  • Visit the Bequeathed website and follow the steps to register.
  • Complete the online questionnaire to create a draft of your will.
  • Attend a free appointment, by phone or video call, at home or in office, of up to 30 minutes with an accredited legal firm to check the will fulfils your wishes.
  • Once the process is complete the legal firm will send you your will, either by post or digitally, for you to sign and have witnessed, and you can return it for secure storage at no extra cost.

National Free Wills Network

You can make or amend wills face to face for free with the National Free Wills Network.

This network gives you access to hundreds of solicitors across the nation, to make it easier for you to tailor your will to your needs. However, spaces are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. All you need to do is:

  • Fill in the enquiry form to let us know you’d like to use the National Free Wills Network.
  • We will refer you to the Network and they will send a pack directly to you containing a list of your local participating solicitors and a form.
  • Contact your chosen solicitor to make an appointment, take along your completed form and get your simple will written for free.

Free Wills Month

We've partnered with Free Wills Month, which means that throughout March and October you can create or amend a simple will for free if you're 55 or over.

Free Wills Month brings together several different charities to offer this service to their supporters, and will help you to get in touch with a participating solicitor in select UK locations to draw up a simple will or update one for free.

The next Free Wills Month is October 2024, so please check back then for more details. In the meantime, you can read our frequently asked questions about leaving a gift in your will.

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