The original Will is your only Will and it is important to keep it safe and secure, as once it has been signed and paid for, it is the only legally binding version of the Will. Copies, such as scans or photocopies will not suffice, for the reason they do not hold your original signature on those documents. The Will should also be easily accessible for when the document is needed. 
If the Will is damaged in any way, then the Courts could declare the Will invalid, damage could occur as a result of fire, flood or burglary and could even run the risk of the original Will being lost, if the document is stored at your home. 
Legal Document Storage Solution 
For a small annual fee, you could: 
✔ Retain your Will and other legal documents, including Powers of Attorney in a waterproof wallet in a specialist archive facility. 
✔ Ensure your documents are fully insured against loss or damage and if anything should happen, have peace of mind that these documents will be recreated and replaced free of charge. 
✔ If your Will is lost or damaged after your death and is only discovered after such time, then your Executors are insured (up to £2 million), as compensation for any loss arising to the Estate, for your beneficiaries, as a result of there being no legally valid Will. 
✔ Access your documents free of charge and at any time and can be delivered to you directly, via an insured delivery service. 
 ✔ Be provided with an identity card for you and your Executors, which includes your name, unique storage reference number and contact details. 
✔ Ensure your documents are protected from interference 
♦ When Executors need access to your Will, they only need to provide the death certificate and proof of their identity. 
♦ The location of your documents will be registered free of charge on the National Wills Register. 
*For Wills we hold in storage that require changes to, we can make on your behalf at no extra charge
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