Why should I use Secure Storage?
Keep your will protected with secure storage
In a recent survey 10% of the UK population have made a Will but have not told anyone where the original document is!
Your Will is the most important document you will ever make, but if it cannot be found after your death your estate will be divided according to the Laws of Intestacy. This could have serious implications for your chosen beneficiaries and may mean that they do not receive your estate as set out in your Will.
The Law presumes that upon your death if a Will you have made cannot be found, you must have destroyed it and did not wish for the content to be taken into account. If anything happens to your Will, or your Executor doesn’t know where to find it, you will be treated as if you have never written one. Countless Wills are damaged, lost, or accidentally destroyed every year causing untold difficulties for those left behind when trying to obtain probate and administer the estate. Securely storing your Will is vital.
‘The Will Guys’ Secure Storage Service ensures that your Will is kept safe and can be released to your Executor(s) at the time of your death. This also means that the content of the document can be kept private – your Executor(s) will be provided with a letter confirming that they are Executor(s), but a copy will not be released to them until after your death. Your wishes will only be known to your Executor(s) after you have passed away.
Secure storage of your Will is just as important as making your Will. Choosing to use our secure storage facility will ensure that your Estate is distributed as intended after your death.
At The Will Guys we offer a safe and secure facility to store your Will. So when the time comes your Executors can contact us to retrieve your Will which will be we sent directly to them by tracked post.
Storing your Will with The Will Guys could not be easier. For an annual fee of £27.00 we will store your Will and allow you to make one amendment per year free of charge.