Will Storage

Why use storage.

At the probate hearing your executor must produce the original signed Will. 

 A copy will not be accepted. In which case the rules of Intestacy apply.

    Unlike other important documents you will not need your Will for many years and will most probably have no need to refer to it. In this time you may move several times, redecorate several times, each time the Will with other documents are moved, as you will have no need for it you will not realise it is missing.


Fire / Flood, most domestic Fire Proof document boxes only offer protection for 30 minutes.

And cost approx £150. Domestic Files offer minimal fire protection.

Privacy it may be you do not want other members of your family reading your Will. Do you want this document where all members of your family could find it?   

We provide contact cards so executors know where to retrieve Wills from.

Guide for Executors.

Storage is with a National Society not a private Co. (That could cease trading).

Don’t have to worry about paying Fee is collected via standing order.

 DO NOT store in a bank safety deposit box

If you do this the bank will not be able to open the deposit box when you die until your executor gets probate (permission from the court to administer your affairs). Problem is that probate can’t be granted without the will.
Annual.
Single Will £20 per year
Mirror  or Pair of Wills £25 per year
If Society of Will Writers Trust Dept are Executors or first reserve executors
Includes One* update per year at £10.00 plus postage

 

Annual.
Single Will £20 per year
Mirror  or Pair of Wills £25 per year
If Society of Will Writers Trust Dept are NOT Executors or first reserve executors
Includes One* update per year at £10.00 plus postage

 

Life Time
Single Will £100
Mirror  or Pair of Wills £120
If Society of Will Writers Trust Dept are Executors or first reserve executors
Includes One* update per year at £10.00 plus postage

 

Annual.
Single Will £130
Mirror  or Pair of Wills £165
If Society of Will Writers Trust Dept are NOT Executors or first reserve executors

 

Life Time Living Box.
Store Wills. Life Insurance Policy documents. L.P.A.s. Trust documents Prepaid funeral plan documents Property deeds. Share certificates. etc.
Storage box dimensions

371mm x    98mm   x   235mm                14.5in  x 3.8in  9.2in

Retrieval charge £5.00 (No charge on production of a death certificate). Plus postage dependent on the service.
£150.00 If Society of Will Writers Trust Dept are Executors or first reserve executors
£200.00 If Society of Will Writers Trust Dept are NOT Executors or first reserve executors
 Includes One* update per year at £10.00 plus postage

 

*Updates relate to changing executors or beneficiaries only.
Major changes to the will is priced dependent on work required.
You do not have to change your Will if address’s have changed or named people’s names have changed via marriage or deed pole as long as they have documentary proof i.e. marriage certificate.