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    • wendare
    • By wendare 18th Oct 19, 8:33 AM
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    Free Will cost us over 500
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    • 18th Oct 19, 8:33 AM
    Free Will cost us over 500 18th Oct 19 at 8:33 AM
    We opted for free Wills in support of a charity as they are simple and straight forward ie mirror Wills, no trusts or other complications. We were advised to severe the ownership of our house to become tenants in common, which we agreed made sense. We also have a rental property (already owned as tenants in common), which is in effect our pension. The cost of severing the ownership and including the rental house in the otherwise simple Wills cost us an additional three and a half times the value of the 'voucher' provided by the charity. Question is, when is free Will a free Will?
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    • Linton
    • By Linton 18th Oct 19, 9:13 AM
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    • 18th Oct 19, 9:13 AM
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    • 18th Oct 19, 9:13 AM
    The will was free. Being given and taking advice is not free as it is completely separate from making a will. You could have done either on its own. You did not need a solicitor to move to TIC.
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 18th Oct 19, 9:17 AM
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    • 18th Oct 19, 9:17 AM
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    • 18th Oct 19, 9:17 AM
    No such thing as free.
    • Dox
    • By Dox 18th Oct 19, 1:31 PM
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    • 18th Oct 19, 1:31 PM
    The will didn't cost you....
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    • 18th Oct 19, 1:31 PM
    We opted for free Wills in support of a charity as they are simple and straight forward ie mirror Wills, no trusts or other complications. We were advised to severe the ownership of our house to become tenants in common, which we agreed made sense. We also have a rental property (already owned as tenants in common), which is in effect our pension. The cost of severing the ownership and including the rental house in the otherwise simple Wills cost us an additional three and a half times the value of the 'voucher' provided by the charity. Question is, when is free Will a free Will?
    Originally posted by wendare
    When you stick exactly to the T&C of the offer. It is quite clear that you were given legal advice and then acted upon it.
    • wendare
    • By wendare 19th Oct 19, 9:32 AM
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    • 19th Oct 19, 9:32 AM
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    • 19th Oct 19, 9:32 AM
    I think we met with the '2nd hand car salesman' of the solicitor world and, yes, we were stupid to be drawn in by his 'banter'. From memory the TIC cost around 350 (we haven't got a breakdown of his fees), something I now know we could have done ourselves. Thank goodness we didn't opt for Lasting Powers of Attorney!
    • MovingForwards
    • By MovingForwards 19th Oct 19, 9:56 AM
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    • 19th Oct 19, 9:56 AM
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    • 19th Oct 19, 9:56 AM
    No, you instructed a solicitor to prepare a will, discussed other things and accepted their advice.

    As with any service you had the option to go away, think about it and make a few phone calls to other firms to see if their prices were on par.
    • Keep pedalling
    • By Keep pedalling 19th Oct 19, 6:47 PM
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    • 19th Oct 19, 6:47 PM
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    • 19th Oct 19, 6:47 PM
    I think we met with the '2nd hand car salesman' of the solicitor world and, yes, we were stupid to be drawn in by his 'banter'. From memory the TIC cost around 350 (we haven't got a breakdown of his fees), something I now know we could have done ourselves. Thank goodness we didn't opt for Lasting Powers of Attorney!
    Originally posted by wendare
    I hope that means you are doing your own LPAs rather than not doing them at all.
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