The easy way to make a will online

For just £90, you can write a legally binding will from the comfort of home. It’s peace of mind, in minutes.

Why write a will online with Beyond?

Takes just 10 minutes
You’ll answer a few simple questions, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Checked by experts
Every will is double-checked by an in-house legal expert.
Update it any time
Make unlimited updates for just £10 a year.

Save hundreds of pounds with Beyond

Our clever interactive service makes writing your will simpler - and cheaper - than using a solicitor.
Beyond online will
£90 for a single will
  • Legally binding will
  • Every will checked
  • Live support all the way
  • National will registration
£10 a year:
  • Unlimited updates
  • Updates to the law
  • Secure physical storage
Typical lawyer
£200 - £1,000 per will
  • Legally binding will
  • Every will checked
  • Live support all the way
  • National will registration
  • Unlimited updates
  • Updates to the law

How to make a will online with Beyond?

1

Make your online will

Just answer a few simple questions, and we’ll do the rest. Need advice? We offer live support.
2

Print and sign

All done? Print your will off and follow the instructions to make it legally binding.
3

Update anytime

Life rarely stands still, so why should your will? Update your will anytime for just £10 a year.

You’re in safe hands

Beyond is the UK’s most trusted companion for everything after life - but don’t just take our word for it...

Always here to help

  • Live support all the way
  • Phone us or chat online
  • Expert checks on every will
  • 9am-7pm, seven days a week

Make a will online in just 10 minutes

FAQs on making an online will

Can I make a will online without a solicitor?
Is it legal and safe to make an online will in the UK?
What kind of will does your online will service make?
What happens if I die without a will?
What can I leave others in my online will?
What is a couple’s will?
How does your couple’s will work?
Where should I store my will after I’ve signed it?
Where will Beyond keep my will if I subscribe?
How often do I need to update my online will?
What is an executor?
What is a guardian?
What is a beneficiary?
What’s included in my online will purchase?
What does Beyond’s online will subscription service include?

Can I make a will online without a solicitor?

Yes. As long as your wishes are simple, there’s no need to hire a solicitor to draw up your will. It’s perfectly legal to create your own will without the help of a legal professional. And we believe our service is the best way to create an online will in the UK.

Is it legal and safe to make an online will in the UK?

Our online will maker will create a valid and binding will, so long as you meet the usual requirements for any UK will (online or otherwise):

  • You’re aged 18+. Only adults can make a valid will.
  • You make the online will voluntarily. A will you’re forced to make doesn’t count.
  • You are ‘of sound mind’ when you make it. You need to be mentally capable of understanding and agreeing to the wishes stated in the will.
  • The will is written. Or printed off, in this case. Oral wills (where you just speak to someone about what you want to happen) aren’t considered valid in the UK.
  • The will is signed in front of two witnesses. These witnesses need to be 18 or over, and can’t be people who will benefit from the will in any way.
  • The will is signed by those two witnesses. To prove they were there, essentially.

What kind of will does your online will service make?

Our online will service generates a simple (also known as ‘basic’) will. This states what you would like to happen to your estate when you die, names an executor(s), and nominates guardians for your pets and children in the event of your death.

A complex will is recommended for very large and/or complicated estates, where you might want to set up trusts, lay out wishes that are complicated or contentious, or take certain steps to reduce inheritance tax. If you think you need a complex will, you can call us on 0800 054 9793 to get a quote.

What happens if I die without a will?

When you die without a will (also known as dying ‘intestate’), your estate goes to your ‘next of kin’ - this is the person legally considered to be your closest family member. This is usually your husband or wife, or (if you are unmarried) your children.

If you have no family members to inherit, the Crown will keep everything. If you make an online will with Beyond, you can ensure your partner is protected even if you’re not married and that specific items, pets and amounts are given to the right people.

What can I leave others in my online will?

Our online will writing service lets you pass on your:

  • Money
  • Property or land
  • Specific belongings
  • Stocks and shares

It’s worth remembering that certain fees, debts and taxes may need to be paid before beneficiaries can inherit, so any exact monetary gifts may differ in the end.

What is a couple’s will?

Our couple’s will is actually two separate wills, one for the original will writer and one for their partner. It’s not a joint or mirror will: both of you will be able to make a personalised will that reflects your separate wishes, only matching each other where you agree.

Our couple’s will costs just £135, which is £45 less than making two individual wills, and hundreds less than a solicitor usually charges.

How does your couple’s will work?

Once you’ve completed your own will, you can choose to purchase a couple’s will. We’ll then email your partner and guide them through writing their will.

Your partner won’t be able to see your online will, but we will intelligently prefill some details (things like children and beneficiary contact information) based on what you entered to save them time.

Once your partner has completed their will and checked everything, they can download their will without having to make a payment.

Where should I store my will after I’ve signed it?

Once you’ve finished writing your will online, you need to print it off, sign it with two witnesses, then store it. You have a few options for this:

  • At home. This is free, but it’s important to keep your will somewhere secure and memorable. You don’t want to accidentally throw it away.
  • With us. For £10 a year, we’ll store a physical copy of your will, and update it for you if any changes to the law make the wording outdated. We’ll also register your will with Certainty, the National Will Register, so your family can find your will easily when the time comes.
  • With the Probate Service. If you’re in England or Wales, you can store your will with the government’s Probate Service for £20.
  • With a legal professional. You can also keep your will with a solicitor or will writing service, usually for a fee. You should always ask the professional who writes your will to register it on Certainty.

Remember: It’s very important not to store your will in a bank safety deposit box. The bank might not be able to release the contents of the safety deposit box without a grant of probate, and a will is required to apply for a grant of probate.

Where will Beyond keep my will if I subscribe?

A hundred feet beneath the soil, in a fully managed, professionally converted WW2 bunker. We’re not kidding. It’s floodproof, fireproof, and proof against all kinds of other risks: the perfect place for sensitive documents.

How often do I need to update my online will?

The government recommends that you update your will every five years at least. It’s also important to change your will whenever there’s a significant change in your life, such as when:

  • A new child is born.
  • You get married, engaged, or divorced.
  • You buy, inherit, or move into a new house.
  • One of the people mentioned in your original will dies, or becomes less suitable (such as the executor dying, or guardians moving away or splitting up).
  • You have something new that you’d like to pass on.
  • You change your mind about who should inherit what (it happens).

Our £10 a year subscription service lets you log in and update your will using your saved details any time. Think of it as having an online will kit at your fingertips for whenever life turns a corner.

What is an executor?

The executor of your will is responsible for making sure that your wishes are carried out and that your estate is settled properly after you die. The executor of your online will can be anyone aged 18 or over. They don’t have to be a solicitor, and they can be a beneficiary as well as an executor. You can also have multiple executors. People often choose their partner and/or their children. The important thing is to choose someone you trust.

What is a guardian?

When you choose a guardian for your children in your online will, you’re choosing who will look after them if both you and their other parent die before they turn 18.

A guardian for a pet is a similar thing, but with pets (who can’t come of age, and don’t have other ‘parents’ - at least, officially speaking), you are choosing a guardian for as long as your pet survives.

Guardians can also be executors and beneficiaries.

What is a beneficiary?

Your beneficiaries are the people you choose to inherit some part of your estate when creating your will. Anyone - apart from the two witnesses who sign your will - can be a beneficiary.

What’s included in my online will purchase?

  • A legally binding will. Our will language is approved by STEP-qualified solicitors. Our smart interactive tool takes your answers and uses them to craft a personalised will that, once signed and witnessed, will be legally binding.
  • Every will checked. Our in-house legal experts double check every will. If we spot anything amiss in your will, we’ll let you know within 7 days.
  • Registered with the National Will Register. We register your will with the National Will Register. This service, which usually costs £30, offers a way for your family to find your will easily after your death, even if you don’t tell them where it is now.
  • Live support. Stuck mid-way through your will? We’re here to answer all your questions. Just call or message our team for a helping hand.

What does Beyond’s online will subscription service include?

  • Update your will whenever you like. Just moved house, or welcomed a new addition to the family? With our £10 a year will storage subscription, you can save the details of your will online here and log in and update it any time. You can cancel any time - just contact us to let us know by phone, email or live chat.
  • Safe storage, forever. We’ll keep a physical copy of your will safe so that you don’t have to worry about losing or damaging it as the years go by. We’ll also sign it up with the National Will Register, so your family can find your will easily when the time comes.
  • Updates to the law. We keep a sharp eye on any legislation that might affect wills. If you’re a subscriber, we’ll get in touch to let you know if any new law will have an impact on your will, and what to do about it.
  • No pressure. If you don’t need our will storage service, that’s no problem! You can simply make your will, download it, print it off, and leave it at that. No need to pay a thing.

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