Deed of Variation for Will

Our Deed of Variation for Will template:

  • Now over 100 sold!
  • easily vary the Will with this Deed
  • UK-legal-expert-drafted template Deed
  • full guidance notes in clear English
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How Does It Work?

  • 1. Download
  • 2. Edit
  • 3. Print
  • 4. Sign

This is our Deed of Variation for Will template. It is intended to be used when a person dies who has left a valid Will and the beneficiaries, as named in the will, want to change who will inherit. It should generally only be put in place once the Executors of the deceased have been appointed, i.e. have obtained the Grant of Probate from the local Probate Office. Using our template, you can validly and easily vary the Will.

This is one of our best-selling templates, with over 100 sold!

Our deed template can be customised to the specific individual requirements of your matter and comes complete with a detailed guide that steps you through each clause in the deed.

This type of Deed of Variation puts in place a reliable deed that is suitable for varying a deceased’s estate. It has been drafted by David, our co-founder and lawyer of over twenty years. This ensures that you can rely on the Deed template being both legally comprehensive and up-to-date.

Our detailed drafting guidance notes (free with the template) set out a clause-by-clause explanation of the deed, and make completing the final Deed of Variation simple.

This is a very cost-effective way to go about completing the variation of who receives what from a deceased’s estate. A copy of the guidance notes are available here: guide to this deed of variation for will template.

Using our Deed of Variation for Will template

This template for a deed of variation can be downloaded in Word format at the click of a button once purchased. It can then be easily edited by you to suit your own needs.

We provide a full money-back guarantee if you are not happy with your template document for any reason.

Once purchased, the template can be reused as many times as you want for creating further deeds of variation at no further cost. We keep our templates under review to ensure they are up-to-date. When we update a template that you have bought, we will notify you by email and you will get a free updated template.

How and when to use a Deed of Variation for Will

Our Deed of Variation for Will template is for use by someone who is entitled to receive an inheritance as a result of the death of a person who left a valid will and who now wishes to divert all or some of that inheritance to someone else.

It has several options, so it is suitable for use:

1. to divert part or all of the person’s inheritance; or

2. where there was an asset that was owned jointly with the deceased under a “joint tenancy” (e.g. a house) which, as a result of the death, has now become owned solely by the survivor (NB it also works for any joint property held under a “tenancy in common” too); or

3. to divert the inheritance to (a) someone else who is a beneficiary under the will or (b) someone who would not otherwise be a beneficiary under the will.

It is not suitable for use in the event of the estate of someone who has died intestate, i.e. without leaving a valid will – you need a different form of deed of variation for this, but one is available from Legalo: deed of variation for intestacy template.