Lifetime Will Storage
The original Will and other valuable documents are kept safe in our secure storage facility for the life of the client. Other documents we can hold for you include Lasting Power of Attorney, letters of wishes, severance of tenancy and any other personal information you may need in the future.
We strongly recommend that you store all your valuable documents with us to ensure your family can administrate your Estate without having complicated and expensive court fees in the future.
For security reasons the executors cannot retrieve the Will or other documents unless they apply in writing and enclose a certified copy of the death certificate. We will endeavour to have the original documents available to you within 48 hours (Monday-Friday) for collection or dispatched through secure registered post. Postal costs are dependent upon the Royal Mail pricing structure at the time of the request. (All requests for document retrieval should be made to 4 Probate and Wills Ltd. We reserve the right to ask for proof of identity with any requests).
Annual Will storage cost is £30 payable in advance by standing order for the life of the client. Further storage of valuable documents is available on request.
You will be provided with 2 laminated cards with your unique reference number and document details. We suggest you hold one and your executor the other. (additional storage information cards can be purchased for £3 each)
There will be no charge for the retrieval of the Will on production of the death certificate however a £15+ vat retrieval and handling charge is made should you simply want the Will back.