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Our Charity for 2020

For every Will that is drafted, £5 will go to a charity nominated by Balance Consultancy

Useful Information

We specialise in : Drafting your Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Discretionary & Other Will Trusts, Probate Matters, Wills Storage, Funeral Plans and  Estate Planning

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A Professional Will Writing and Estate Planning Consultancy based in Devonshire House, 582 Honeypot Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex. HA7 1JS.

``I believe clients should be helped and advised...``

I believe clients should be helped and advised and however long it takes is never ever an issue, it must be right and you must be comfortable and fully satisfied with the outcome.

I will visit you and discuss your requirements in the comfort of your own home or office to suit your needs, face to face advice is best. I am able to come and visit you at a time which suits your working hours. Evenings and weekends are possible as well as daytime appointments. Nationwide coverage (England only).

I do not accept telephone instructions to prepare any documents from clients who I have never met as a standard rule at Balance Consultancy.

Balance Consultancy provides a full signing and witnessing service (attestation) where required, in addition we offer a Will storage facility which is completely FREE for all Wills drafted by Balance Consultancy.

All our UK Wills, Trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorneys are drafted by our in-house specialists so you can be assured of a first class professional service. For your added protection our Professional Indemnity cover is £2.5m per Will (not that we feel you will ever need it).

We are fully authorised by our professional body, The Society of Will Writers & Estate Planners and we adhere to their Code of Conduct. To check my credentials with the Society please CLICK HERE. The Society can also be called on 01522 687888.

I am a Probate Consultant with the Kings Court Trust based in Bath. Please CLICK HERE for further information. You can call them on 0300 303 9000. Please quote reference 6271 for quickness.

Shandip Shah
Principal – Balance Consultancy

In the know...

It is a fact: many people dread the thought of making a Will and have a great reluctance to come to a decision as to how they would like their possessions to be distributed when they pass away. Nearly 70% of the population eligible to make a Will, do not have one.

There is a commonly held belief that if you die without a Will (intestate), then all your assets simply pass on to your spouse. This is not true and you need to read our section on dying without a Will. Dying intestate generally will mean your assets will not be distributed as you probably wished to. Needless to say the amount of delay, grief and distress this sometimes causes to those who you leave behind. On a tax point of view, dying intestate often results in far greater tax than is necessary. The moral is to draw up a Will now and don’t leave your loved ones to pick up the pieces.

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Balance Consultancy provided a very professional and efficient service. They guided me through the process and went the extra mile. I recommend using them for getting your Will and Lasting Power of Attorneys prepared.

N. S | London, Prompt & Efficient Service

Very professional and very responsive and attentive to your needs. Works to your circumstances and good advice. Very easy to approach and good communication skills. Excellent and keep up the good work

H. S, Very Professional, Very Responsive & Attentive to Needs

Shandip is very professional and thorough in providing sound advise and guidance to meet individual needs.

R. S, Very Professional & Thorough

Highly recommend Shandip. We felt extremely comfortable discussing our wills and also received very good advice. Very honest and professional.

P. N, Received Very Good Advice - Felt Extremely Comfortable

Fast, efficient and flexible. Highly recommended.

H. H, Fast, Efficient & Flexible - 5 Stars

Shandip at Balance Consultancy is honest, trustworthy, sympathetic, and extremely knowledgeable about his subject. He makes the whole process of making a will painless. Thoroughly recommended.

R. B, Honest, Trustworthy, Sympathetic & Extremely Knowledgeable

Not only is their expertise outstanding, the level of empathy, consideration and care that was provided really marked this out to be a really valuable experience that I am delighted to recommend.

V. P, Outstanding!!

Shandip Shah of Balance consultancy was very professional – and he had the in depth knowledge in the subject matter. He explained all about the wills – guided us and gave us advise on how to write out without losing out. When it comes to explaining to elders – he can be versatile an explain in gujurati so that everyone is wiser. With respect to POA he has attention to detail and ensures everything is dealt with. He completed all our tasks and ensures all communications. Great work and very reliable.

V. M, Very Professional, Guided Throughout

Superb service, will go out of his way to make sure that the right actions are taken. He was very flexible with us and always focused on making sure that we were comfortable and understood the decisions we made. Balance Consultancy, and particularly Shandip, is amazing value. I could not recommend Shandip Shah more highly.

A. P, Superb

My husband and had an excellent experience with personalised service that addressed our specific needs in a kind and sensitive, but thorough way. We’re very pleased with the outcome.

K. S, Excellent Experience & Personalised Service Tailored To Us

Shandip was absolutely perfect in balancing compassion with professionalism in arranging our wills and LPAs. He spent a generous amount of time to understand us, answer our endless questions and gave excellent advice throughout the process. The balanced (fitting word for the name of the business!) and step-wise approach was done at our pace, and he just made the whole process stress-free. Nothing short of perfection! Highly recommend Balance Consultancy.

Mr R & Mrs P. S, Absolutely Perfect

Shandip listened to my needs and provided personally tailored solutions. Professional and trustworthy, I highly recommend him.

A. S, Professional and Trustworthy

He is very professional and friendly. We felt very comfortable discussing our wills and POA with him.

S. P, Very Professional & Friendly

Balance Consultancy MD Shandip Shah is nothing but the best in this industry. Shandip has shown to be a professional, sensitive to the needs, and very knowledgeable. Above all is he is very reassuring. If there were 6 stars to be awarded, we would award 6 stars! Thoroughly recommended.

N. S, Professional, Sensitive & Very Knowledgeable

We instructed Shandip to assist us with preparation of our wills and Powers of Attorney. Shandip was very supportive , explained everything clearly taking time to ensure we understood the whole process. His approach was both professional but personal and everything was completed with great efficiency without us incurring substantial fees. We would have no hesitation in recommending Shandip Shah and his team at Balance Consultancy.

Mr & Mrs R, Great Efficiency

Incredibly helpful, supportive, considerate with humility, integrity and professionalism. Provides service from the heart. I have recommended my friends and family to Balance with delight. Wishing them a long and successful future.

A. B, Incredibly Helpful

We had powers of attorney for both health and financial done by Shandip! Excellent services including a home visit to help understand and choose correct options for our personal circumstances. Highly recommend and very reasonably priced too .

K. S, Excellent Service

The service we got before, during and after to get wills and LPAs sorted was professional and excellent. Have recommended to many family and friends. Great value for money and very reassuring. Thereafter having needed to deal with things after the loss of a parent, Shandip and team were at on hand to explain what to do, how to do it and get the documents required to us in a timely manner.

S. S, Great Value & Very Reassuring

Balance Consultancy gives great service, and is a very professional business. I would highly recommend them!

S. M, Great Service and Very Professional Business

Writing a will is a daunting task and one which many people are reluctant to start as it forces us to think about death. The staff at Balance Consultancy guided us through the process with compassion, empathy and kindness – exactly what was needed. The service provided was professional – queries responded to promptly, questions answered intelligently and advice that we could trust.

B. S, Guidance through the Process with Compassion, Empathy & Kindness

Shandip provides a very professional and confidential service for what is a personal and sensitive topic for most people. Very impressed at the quality and depth of his knowledge and advice. Highly recommended.

N. S, Very Impressed

A great professional service. Have worked with them for over 7 years.

N. S, Great Professional Service

Balance Consultancy’s work is very professional and responsive. I along with my family are very impressed and inspired by Mr Shandip Shah’s dedication to his clients. I would recommend the company .

R. S, Very Professional & Responsive

Working with Balance Consultancy was a breeze. It was a knowledgeable experience with a true professional who was able to provide unbiased guidance on all our matters. The consultation was completed at a convenient time and everything was organised and delivered in the agreed time frames. I highly recommend this business and often share details with friends and family.

V. D, Knowledgeable Experience with a True Professional

I have worked with Balance Consultancy and Shandip Shah both personally and professionally. An exceptional service who I cannot recommend enough.

R. K, Exceptional Service

Keep up the good work!!

K H. S, Simply Excellent

Shandip Shah at Balance Consultancy was very helpful step by step.

Everything was explained in an easy to understand manner and he also gave us very helpful information of other things we should put into place that would be useful to us.

Every question was answered with clarity and professionally. We would recommend anyone who wants a will written to Balance Consultancy.

M and S, Professional