What happens if a Will has been lost?
When a Will has been lost, damaged or destroyed it is important to make an application to the Court for evidence of the Will’s contents to be accepted in place of the original Will. If a Will which was known to be in the possession of a deceased person cannot be located, there is a presumption that the Will has been destroyed with the intention of revoking it. If the contents of the lost Will are contested then this may be an expensive and time consuming process.
Where do you store Wills?
We provide storage at the National Will Archive or Kings Court Trust depending on individual circumstances. You can also opt to have your Will registered with Certainty – a national Will Register, which records the locations of all Wills held by the National Will Archive, Solicitors and other storage providers. Registration is included at no additional cost.
How much does it cost to have my Will stored?
SLS Wills and More charge £30 per annum to store your Will(s) and/or Lasting Powers of Attorney at the National Will Archive.
How much does Digital Storage cost?
Each digital vault provides 1GB storage in Safe4’s secure ISO 27001 certified UK “cloud”. You can control who has access to your vault in the event that you lose mental capacity or in the event of your death. SLS Wills and More charge £35 per annum for this service.
Here’s a FAQs link for more information.
Can I store my Will digitally?
There are two ways you can access our digital vault, which is provided by Once I’ve Gone – a cutting edge digital provider specifically aimed at making sure your loved ones can access your vault after you have passed away.
1.Our discounted membership vault for those that do not wish to take advantage of our Premium Package – normally £49.99 per year but now £39.99 per year or £3.99 per month (per person). Click here for more details
2. Our Premium Package suitable for those that also wish to take our document storage (only available to clients who have made Wills and/or LPAs) with the National Will Archive - £60 per person or £80 per couple (1 vault per person). Please click here for more details.
We appreciate that security of privacy of all things digital is of high importance to everyone. Security is kept up to date using industry led protocols and technology solutions. For more information about the security, click here
For a demonstration of the vault please click here