How to check a will is valid
Our service is designed for wills made in England, Wales and Scotland. By posting a copy, emailing or faxing, we can provide re-assurance that your will is valid for a low cost fee.
Why check your will?
Many people write their own wills, but are unsure that it is perfectly sound in law. If you do not have a correctly worded or executed will, you may find your will is open to litigation and be challenged. This can be costly and stressful for your loved ones.
A will may have been written years ago, and it may be uncertain that it protects your assets in the right way.
You may just want reassurance that your will writer did a good job, and that you do not need to pay for a completely new will.
How to send your copy will
Please do not send originals under any circumstance. Our fees are low and the cost of dealing with returning originals securely are too high, unless you have a real need to do this (please call us for more information).
Scan your will and email us at info (at) oliverswills.co.uk
Upload an electronic copy via our contact page - click here.
Post your copy to:
Oliver's Wills Ltd
92 Melbourn Road
Please send a cheque for the relevant amount to the above address or else we accept internet bank transfers. Ask us for our details.
Simple will check. This service will let you know that you have a valid will. It will not highlight issues that may arise from the wording such as gifts that may be at risk of failing. However, it will let you know of issues such as a potential beneficiary that has acted as a witness. A simple will check service is £15.00 (no vat).
Advanced will check. This service will look at the above issues as well as other potential issues arising from the wording of your will. This can be things such having only one trustee, spelling mistakes, whether you are happy tying yourself into high probate fees etc. This service is £25.00.
Further correspondence. In the event of issues coming to light that need to be investigated further, we offer a service that can follow up on these concerns to provide a final solution. The cost of this service can only be determined by the nature of the issue, but will be from £15 upwards. For example, a will may have a badly written clause that can allow the same person to receive double the benefit originally intended. We can suggest a new clause, or even offer to re-write your will at our standard fees.
New will. If we have suggested you write a new will, the fees charged by ourselves will be deducted from our standard will fees, giving you excellent value for money.