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30 May, 2017 17:24:52

'Will Find Time’, The Big Question


How long does it take to find a Will that you or your client were unaware of?

What if a later Will exists and you could have quickly located it?

What if a Will exists when all believe and assume the estate is intestate and you could have quickly located it?

What if you could quickly protect against a Will coming forward during or after distribution and prevent a probate issue?

Below is a breakdown of the time it took to find a Will following a Certainty Will Search. In these cases law firms had carried out a Will search as a precautionary measure a) to prove the Will they held or establish if a Will existed or b) be able to place on file a piece of demonstrable evidence (a Certainty Will Search Report) that they had done everything possible to avoid a Will/later Will coming forward during or after probate.

Response Time Statistics for the month of May 2017 so far

19% Will find response returned within 10 hours
65% Will find response returned within 20 hours
83% Will find response returned within 50 hours

Feedback from solicitors received states that a number of the Will finds in the above cases had prevented estates being distributed using a revoked Will and proved that estates were not intestate as originally believed.

So hopefully you will agree that the answer to the 'big question' is that finding a later Will, a Will or demonstrating that you undertook measures to ensure an estate actually is intestate takes no time at all!

What is a Certainty Will Search and how do I bill it?

A Will Register Search is an allowable disbursement of £33+vat and checks the National Will Register.

A Will Search Combined checks the Register and also performs a nationwide, geographically targeted search for Wills that have not been registered (written by Certainty member and non-member law firms). This is an allowable disbursement of £90+vat

These are examples of the types of Wills that we have found in May 2017

Tuesday 4th May 2017 16:26
Who holds the Will: P**** S*****LLP Member of Certainty the National Will Register
Type of find: Unregistered Will found in SO area
Who was searching for the Will: K** not a member of Certainty the National Will Register
WS ID: 43***

Friday 5th May 2017 16:17
Who holds the Will: W****** F***** Solicitors LLP not a member of Certainty the National Will Register
Type of find: Unregistered Will found in BD area
Who was searching for the Will: Member of the public
WS ID: 43***

Monday 8th May 2017 16:37
Who holds the Will: S***** R**** B******* LLP not a member of Certainty the National Will Register
Type of find: Unregistered Will found in TW area
Who was searching for the Will: K** not a member of Certainty the National Will Register
WS ID: 43***

Wenesday 10th May 2017 16:10
Who holds the Will: S***** H***** not a member of Certainty the National Will Register
Type of find: Unregistered Will found in M area
Who was searching for the Will: K** not a member of Certainty the National Will Register
WS ID: 43***

Tuesday 11th May 2017 12:28
Who holds the Will: K****** LLP Member of Certainty the National Will Register
Type of find: Registered Will
Who was searching for the Will: A**** & T******** Solicitors not a member of Certainty the National Will Register
WS ID: 43***

Monday 15th May 2017 15:07
Who holds the Will: F**** L*** not a member of Certainty the National Will Register
Type of find: Unregistered Will found in FY area
Who was searching for the Will: Member of the public
WS ID: 43***

Monday 15th May 2017 15:47
Who holds the Will: W*******LLP not a member of Certainty the National Will Register
Type of find: Unregistered Will found in PO area
Who was searching for the Will: Member of the public
WS ID: 43***

Monday 15th May 2017 16:17
Who holds the Will: Ward G***** A***** Member of Certainty the National Will Register
Type of find: Unregistered Will found in PE area
Who was searching for the Will: R********** W********LLP not a member of Certainty the National Will Register
WS ID: 43***

Monday 15th May 2017 16:26
Who holds the Will: R******** H******* Solicitors Member of Certainty the National Will Register
Type of find: Unregistered Will found in TA area
Who was searching for the Will: B********* Solicitors not a member of Certainty the National Will Register
WS ID: 43***

Thursday 18th May 2017 11:41
Who holds the Will: B*** V*** Member of Certainty the National Will Register
Type of find: Unregistered Will found in UB area
Who was searching for the Will: P********** M********LLP not a member of Certainty the National Will Register
WS ID: 43***

Monday 22nd May 2017 17:40
Who holds the Will: B********* Solicitors LLP Member of Certainty the National Will Register
Type of find: Registered Will
Who was searching for the Will: Member of the public
WS ID: 43***

Wednesday 24th May 2017 16:58
Who holds the Will: B*** V**** & Associates Member of Certainty the National Will Register
Type of find: Registered Will
Who was searching for the Will: C**** B***** LLP Member of Certainty the National Will Register
WS ID: 43***


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