DO YOU NEED TO STORE YOUR WILL?
The simple answer is, it’s the safest option.
FACT-1 in 4 wills are never found!
I get emails all the time from companies around the U.K who work on behalf of relatives searching for missing wills. They know they were written, but cannot locate them after a death. If you go to the time and expense of having documents drawn up it makes sense to keep them safe.
I use a large fireproof storage vault the U.K. They have thousands of documents stored safely that be easily retrieved when needed.
- You are allowed to change your will once yearly, meaning all beneficiaries and addresses etc are kept up to date.
- You can store other associated documents, e.g. letter of wishes, Lasting Powers of Attorney, funeral plans.
- Your executors each receive a card (credit card style) with a reference so in the event of your death they can easily and quickly retrieve the documents.
You can put documents into storage whether or not you have had them written by me. Doing so may save you many pounds in annual upkeep charges at solicitors firms or banks.