Click now to try our service without any obligation to buy.
Most other companies make you pay up front before you have seen what you're going to get. We don't.

You can try our service free of charge. We have nothing to hide.

Only after you have checked that our service gives you what you want in your Will, and only after you have viewed a Summary of what will appear in your Will, and only after you have viewed the first few paragraphs of your actual Will, will we ask you to pay.

What's more, if you find anything legally wrong with your Will and it's our fault then we will correct the error and give you a 100% refund.
We do not confuse you with complicated forms.

Instead we ask you simple questions with straightforward multiple-choice answers.

Based on those answers, we then ask you to enter only the information that we require.

The result is that you can write the Will that you want accurately, easily and quickly.

Click now to find out for yourself without any obligation to buy.
Once you've paid for your Will and/or LPA, you can make UNLIMITED re-writes of your document(s) for FREE.

Only if you want us to check your amended document(s) do we make a charge – and even then it's only £24.99+VAT per document.

What's more, we also understand that if you like our service you will want to recommend it to your friends. For every friend that you refer to us who makes their Will and/or LPA using our service, we add 2 free 're-checks' to your account. Thousands of our Customers have already taken advantage of this offer.
PROFESSIONAL DOCUMENTS

Solicitors were involved in the design of this site and your Will document is generated from the same database of words and phrases used by lawyers up and down the UK.
During the design process, every conceivable permutation of Will which can be produced from our Intelligent Online Questionnaire © was 'pre-checked'.

PROFESSIONAL CHECKING SERVICE

As an extra safeguard for 100% peace of mind, every Will purchased from this site is individually checked by a professionally qualified Willwriter. This service also extends to all Lasting Powers of Attorney purchased.

Our Professional Checking Service takes the form of an email that you will receive within 2 working days of the purchase of your documents. This email will EITHER give your documents the 'all clear' (in which case you can use the versions you downloaded at purchase time) OR suggest alterations to be made – with a direct facility to contact us if you require further clarification.

As an optional extra, if you have purchased our Printing & Binding Service, we don't suggest alterations to be made. Instead, we make them for you, and generate and email (and later post) to you the corrected documents.

Finally, if you want us to check your document(s) after signature then with our Free Attestation Checking Service we give you an email address to which you can send the signed page(s) and we will email you back within 2 working days to tell you whether or not the signing/witnessing process appears to have been correctly carried out.
Our system is quick - really quick. Once our questionnaire has loaded up (which takes only a few seconds) response time is immediate.

You can break off at any time, save what you've entered, then come back later to continue.

Once you've completed and paid for your Will, you get it straight away – both as an immediate download and in an email.

You can have your Will printed - and ready to sign in the presence of 2 witnesses to make it legal - in just a few minutes.

Click now to find out for yourself without any obligation to buy.
This is just a small selection of the comments we have received from our Customers about our service :-

"I have been delighted with your service and have been telling all my friends and family about it! Thank you."
- C.I.L.  Bath.

"Just writing to congratulate you on the excellent will-writing service which you provide, and I have just used.
The software you use is awesome and you make what could be a complicated task very easy. I will be pleased to recommend your service to others. "
- Mr A.G.  Hythe, Kent.

"A very professional and friendly service. We are very happy with the Wills you have created - and we are busy trying to get our friends to use you !"
- R. & A.B.  Manchester.

"An excellent service - quick, comprehensive, efficient. We have found the supporting documentation most helpful. Thank you for enabling us to sort out this important task in our lives."
- Mr. & Mrs. K.F.  Cambridge.
When you use our service, your details are entered over a secure SSL link and are stored on our system using sophisticated encryption to ensure that your data is 100% safe.

We will never reveal, give, or sell your details to any third party without first obtaining your permission. And you can ask us to remove your details entirely from our system at any time.

Finally, once you've made your Will with us and signed and witnessed it, you'll have the peace of mind of knowing that if you lose it, you can re-print and re-sign it at any time.
We are Members of the Society of Willwriters - the UK's most respected regulatory body for the Willwriting Profession.

You can therefore rest assured that when you deal with us:-
  • You are dealing with an approved and professional organisation.
  • If you have a grievance with us and we do not answer it satisfactorily, you have somewhere to take it further.
Your LPA document will be supplied in electronic PDF format, fully completed on your behalf and requiring only the signatures of you, your witnesses, and your Attorneys.

(Your Certificate Provider must, alas, complete their short section in their own hand for the document to be legal)

Please also read our note at the bottom of this page regarding the cost of registration of an LPA.
The signing process can differ according to what is contained in the LPA, but this will not be a problem for you because we will give you detailed and personalised step-by-step instructions for what to do e.g.

“Ensure A and B are in the room with you. Turn to page 13 and sign in box 14 while A and B watch”

The instructions are so precise and easy to follow that we have yet to hear of one of our LPAs being refused registration.

Please read our note at the bottom of this page regarding the cost of registration of an LPA.
We give you direct access to all of the documents you will need over the lifetime of your LPA, including all of the documentation required to register it.

(Please read our note at the bottom of this page regarding the cost of registration of an LPA.)
The questionnaire is a simple multiple-choice format and allows you to complete either just an LPA-PA, or an LPA-PA plus an LPA-HW.

(Don't worry if you only want an LPA-HW – you can choose which documents to purchase at the end)

When you've completed the questionnaire, all you then have to do is check the Summary, Pay, Download, Print and Sign.

(Please read our note at the bottom of this page regarding the cost of registration of an LPA.)
When you've completed the questionnaire we show you a simple plain English summary of your LPA, so you can check that what you've entered corresponds to what you want the document to say.

If you find something wrong, you can go back and correct it. Alternatively if you've no more time to spare you can save your details and come back later.

At this point you will still not have been asked to pay anything.
You can choose to purchase any or all of the following:-
  • LPA-PA
  • LPA-HW (if you've completed one)
  • Document correction, printing, and binding (additional charge)
A ‘Lasting Power of Attorney - Property & Financial Affairs’ (‘LPA-PA’) allows you to appoint somebody to look after your money and property and other related affairs if for any reason you become unable to manage them yourself e.g.
  • You suffer an accident and are confined to bed or hospital
  • You suffer a more serious accident which permanently incapacitates you
  • You become mentally incapacitated or develop dementia as a result of old age or for some other reason
(Note: The LPA-PA effectively replaces the old Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA))
A ‘Lasting Power of Attorney – Health and Welfare’ (‘LPA-HW’) allows you to appoint somebody to make personal health and welfare (including, if you specify in the LPA-HW, life-sustaining treatment) decisions on your behalf if for any reason you become unable to make them yourself e.g.
  • You suffer an accident and are confined to bed or hospital
  • You suffer a more serious accident which permanently incapacitates you
  • You become mentally incapacitated or develop dementia as a result of old age or for some other reason
The questionnaire is a simple multiple-choice format and allows you to complete either just an LPA-PA, or an LPA-PA plus an LPA-HW.

Don't worry if you only want an LPA-HW – you can choose which documents to purchase at the end.
As current legislation stands, if somebody has to go into long term care the Local Authority has the power to seize all but £23,250 of their assets as a contribution towards the cost of that care.

Up until April 2015 that included being able to force the sale of their home, but from April 2015 (under a new ‘Universal Deferred Payments Scheme’, intended to prevent anyone from having to sell their home in their lifetime to pay for residential care) local authorities will instead be able to take an interest-bearing charge on the property of an individual against the cost of care fees, to be repaid after the individual’s death. Interest will be chargeable throughout the lifetime of the deferred payment.

So, whilst your home will not be sold while you are alive, its value will still be used to pay for your care costs - preventing you from being able to pass it on to your loved ones.

This issue is real: Official government statistics show that the some 69,000 homes each year have their equity used to fund long term care (which is equivalent to one home every four minutes).

If you are a couple and you jointly own your home then your home is at risk of being taken from your loved ones once you have both passed on, sold, and used to pay for the costs - plus interest - of your long term care.

However, you can easily protect at least 50% of your home by making a pair of Protective Property Trust Wills.
Click the large ‘START HERE’ button and we will lead you through the very simple 2-step process of protecting your home from the Local Authority:-
  1. Making Protective Property Trust Wills
  2. Ensuring that you own your home as ‘Tenants in Common’
That’s all there is to it. If you are interested in the detail of how it all works, please read ‘How do Protective Property Trust Wills work?’ further down this page.
Your Wills will be straightforward Mirror Wills that include a ‘Protective Property Trust’.

You will also be able to specify gifts and/or legacies, state who you wish to inherit your Estate, and appoint Guardians for any children you have under 18.

In other words, your Protective Property Trust Wills will cover your entire requirement for a Will and not just the ‘Property Protection’ angle.
For your Property Protection Trust Wills to work, you must jointly own your property as ‘Tenants in Common’.

You don’t need to know what this means (although see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ further down this page if you are curious). All you need to know is that:-
  • We will lead you through the simple process of checking
     
  • If you need to take action then we will lead you through the simple process of creating the necessary documentation (note if this is necessary there is a further £39.99+VAT charge for this part of the service).
Click now to draft a Single Will without any obligation to buy.
Click now to draft a pair of Mirror Wills without any obligation to buy.
    Select this option if you are not quite sure which type of Will you want.
On August 17th 2015 a new European regulation came into force. The new regulation is technically called Regulation 650/2012 but is more commonly known as ‘Brussels IV’.

This regulation allows you to now override the ‘forced heirship’ succession laws in an EU country in which you hold assets and instead have the succession laws of the country of your nationality apply.

All new Wills made at tenminutewill.co.uk allow you to take advantage of this new regulation.
Click here to login if your details are already stored with us.
LPAs produced since 2007:
Family Group

Lasting Power of Attorney - Health & Welfare (LPA-HW) - from £39.99+VAT

Everybody who makes a 'Lasting Power of Attorney - Property & Financial Affairs' ('LPA-PA') should also make a 'Lasting Power of Attorney - Health & Welfare' ('LPA-HW') for one reason :-

    

If you care enough about having your property and associated affairs looked after by somebody you have appointed in the event of you being unable to do so yourself (LPA-PA), then you ought to care even more about you and your personal welfare and healthcare being properly looked after by somebody you have appointed if, again, you are unable to look after things yourself.

        

 
An LPA-HW allows you to appoint one or more Attorneys to make decisions on your behalf about your personal welfare and healthcare, including whether to give or refuse consent to medical treatment on your behalf and deciding where you live.

These decisions can only be taken on your behalf when you lack the capacity to make them yourself, for example if you are ill, unconscious or because of the onset of a condition such as dementia.
 

What if I don't have an LPA-HW?

The consequences of not having an LPA-HW are similar to those of not having an (LPA-PA):-

If for any reason you suddenly become unable to make your own decisions, e.g.

  • You suffer an accident and are confined to bed or hospital
  • You suffer a more serious accident which permanently incapacitates you
  • You become mentally incapacitated as a result of old age or for some other reason

... then an application has to be made (by a relative or other person close to you) to the Court of Protection. This can take up to 10 months and cost up to £1,000 (or even more) to process - during which time no important decisions regarding your healthcare could be made other than by a doctor treating you - and the person eventually appointed to make decisions on your behalf is not only unlikely to be who you would have chosen, but may even be a Court Official - who can (and will) charge every time he/she acts for you.

However, if you do have an LPA-HW, your chosen representatives can make decisions for you straight away if you become unable to make them yourself.

Note that you must be mentally capable to make an LPA-HW. Therefore - just like a Will and an (LPA-PA) - if you don't have one then by the time you really need one it's too late.
 

Exactly what can my Attorneys do?

What your Attorney(s) can do will depend on the powers that you give them when making your LPA-HW.

If you include no restrictions in your LPA-HW, then your Attorney(s) will be able to make any decisions regarding your personal welfare that you would have been able to make, such as :-

  • giving or refusing consent to particular types of health care, including medical treatment decisions
  • you staying in your own home, perhaps with help and support from social services
  • you moving into residential housing and choosing the right care home for you
  • more day-to-day issues, for example about your diet, your dress or your daily routine

However, they cannot just do whatever they like. They will only be able to make decisions that are in your best interests and they will only be able to make them if they are able to establish that you are unable to make them yourself. They must follow the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice at all times when acting.

You can also specify yourself what your Attorney(s) can do. All you have to do is specify 'restrictions and/or conditions' when creating the LPA-HW - for example, you may include a restriction that your Attorney(s) cannot make decisions about the treatment of a particular illness you may have.

Additionally, you are able to specify in your LPA-HW whether or not your Attorney(s) are permitted to give or refuse consent to life-sustaining treatment on your behalf. There is a special section for this in the LPA-HW document, which you sign separately when signing the LPA-HW.
 

What are the safeguards?

When choosing an Attorney, it is important that you are confident that they know what you want and that you are comfortable that they will be making decisions on your behalf. However, there are safeguards to protect you. Safeguards already built in to an LPA-HW include :-

  • you are assumed to have the capacity to make your own decisions (i.e. the LPA-HW cannot be used) unless it is established that you lack capacity.
  • the requirement that the LPA-HW must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian before use.
  • the requirement to identify someone to provide a Certificate confirming, amongst other things, that you understand the purpose of an LPA-HW and the scope of powers you are giving to your Attorney(s).
  • that certain persons chosen by you called ‘people to be told’ are notified before registration of the LPA-HW.
  • the requirement for the signatures of you and your and Attorney(s) to be witnessed.
  • the right of specific people (you, the Attorney(s) and named persons) to object to registration of the LPA-HW.
  • your Attorney(s) must have regard to the Code of Practice which provides guidance on the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The Code makes it clear that Attorneys must always act in your best interests.
     

What if I already have a Living Will?

If you made an 'Advance Decision' (sometimes known as a ‘living will’) before 1st October 2007 then it may still be valid. However, you should check that it meets the new rules (i.e. the Mental Capacity Act 2005) - particularly if it deals with life-sustaining treatment. More detailed guidance on this is available at www.dh.gov.uk/consent.

 
It is highly likely that the best thing for you to do is make an LPA-HW and then, if you are satisfied that it meets all of your requirements, destroy all copies of your old 'Advance Decision'.
 

How much does an LPA-HW cost and how do I make one?

The cost of an LPA-HW at tenminutewill.co.uk is £39.99+VAT for a Single LPA-HW, and £66.49+VAT for a pair of LPA-HWs.

There is a discount of £8.35+VAT if you buy a Will and an LPA-HW together (or if you buy an LPA-PA and an LPA-HW together) and a discount of £17+VAT if you buy all 3 products together (Will, LPA-PA and LPA-HW). Please click here for our full Price List.

Making an LPA-HW at tenminutewill.co.uk is easy: -

(a) If you've already made a Will at our site, login and select the 'Make a Lasting Power of Attorney - Property and Financial Affairs' option.

(b) If you haven't already made a Will at our site, you have 2 options: -

  1. If you want to make a Will and an LPA-HW, click here
  2. If you want to make just an LPA-HW, click here.

(c) When you get to the LPA-PA section, enter all of the details required to draft an LPA-PA. Don't worry - if you don't actually want to purchase an LPA-PA then you won't have to. However, the details you enter are copied into your LPA-HW so none of the effort required is wasted time. When you have finished the LPA-PA, select the option to create an LPA-HW.

(d) We then take all of the pain out of the process of drafting the LPA-HW, condensing it into a few simple questions for you to answer and then creating your LPA-HW document for you based on your answers.

 
Once you've created the LPA-HW, all you have to do is print it out and then you and your Attorneys plus one 'Certificate provider' must sign it in the presence of at least 1 witness. We send you full instructions for this process and, just like a Will and an LPA-PA, you do not need a Solicitor to carry it out.

 
Finally, the LPA-HW cannot be used until it has been registered at the Office of the Public Guardian (the 'OPG').
There is a fee to pay to the OPG (not to us) for this of £110 per LPA.

If you are on low income or benefits or in some similar situation, you may be able to apply for a 50% or even 100% reduction of this fee. See here for further details.

Registering the LPA-HW is your responsibility (although to help you we make blank registration forms available for download from our website) and can be done at any time between the LPA-HW being made and the moment that it is required to be used. Therefore the registration fee is not a cost you need to incur straight away - indeed if the LPA-HW is never required to be used then it need never be incurred at all.

If you want to read about Lasting Powers of Attorney in more detail, please download our 'Why Make an LPA?' document and our 'The LPA-PA and The LPA-HW' document.

 
Acknowledgement: Some of the information on this page has been based on short extracts from 'A guide for people who want to make a Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney' produced by the Office of the Public Guardian (Crown copyrighted and hence "may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium provided it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context".)

 

To Make an LPA

START HERE
Single LPA
£39.99+VAT
Pair of LPAs
£66.49+VAT
Not sure
which LPA