You have planned your estate and the Will has been signed and witnessed, but where do you keep your Will and other important documents safe from threats such as fire, theft or flooding? A will accidently destroyed, through fire, flood or some other disaster is still valid, the problem is how do you prove that the Will existed and if you can, how can you show it to still be valid?
Making your Will is incredibly important, ensuring that your Executor can handle your affairs efficiently, and that your family and friends are saved from undue stress. For the same reasons, once your Will is completed, it should be carefully stored. Ideally it should be kept somewhere safe, where no one can get unauthorised access to it and where your Executor will know how to retrieve it.
Reasons to store your valuable documents:
We can offer you the safest option when it comes to storing your Will. We will take ownership and full responsibility for the lifetime storage of your Will, giving you one less thing to worry about. We also:
There are over 100,000 Wills at our professional storage facility near Corsham in Wiltshire. Originally designed as a secure, underground bunker for use in times of war, it has now been professionally converted into a state of the art document storage facility.
The facility offers a number of security features which ensure that your Will is completely protected against any risks that could damage or invalidate it:
The facility meets ISO 9001 and ISO14001 quality management standards. It also meets the BSI PD 5454 standard for the preservation of archived materials.
Please contact Chris Lamb Will Writing Ltd who will be able to organise the storage of your documents. Upon receipt of the document, we will send you a letter confirming the storage details, your unique reference number and information on how to retrieve the document.
By making a Will you decide exactly how your estate is distributed and plan for the needs of your individual circumstances. No matter how complicated or simple your Will may be, we will work closely with you, listening carefully to your needs and wishes, providing clear advice based on all of the information you give.
If you lose capacity either through an accident or illness such as a stroke or dementia, someone needs to act on your behalf to carry out your affairs. A Lasting Power of Attorney specifically deals with the appointment of one or more people to manage your affairs if you are unable to do so.
The Home Protection Plan is a strategy designed for homeowners, whether single or couples to put the home beyond the reach of any potential third party claims that may arise. The strategy involves the transfer of the home to a trust. Under the trust the owner becomes an interest in possession beneficiary giving a guaranteed right of residency.