It is essential that your will should be stored safely as it may not be needed for many years. It is also essential that your will should be easily found after your death so that your wishes can be carried out.

The most popular options for storage are:

Solicitors (charges apply)

Banks (charges apply)

The Principal Registry of the Family Division (PRFD)

Keeping it yourself. If you choose to do this, be sure to let people know where it can be found.

DO NOT STORE YOUR WILL IN A BANK SAFETY DEPOSIT BOX. Probate can’t be granted without the original will and the box can’t be opened until Probate is granted!


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Information checked August 2015