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Free Will Registration Month

Use code FREEWILLREG24 this May to register your Will for free this month and join over 10.5 million in protecting your wishes and loved ones by ensuring your Will can be located when it’s needed.

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Those with a Will in the UK are urged to register their Will with The National Will Register for free in May as part of their Free Will Registration Month.

Only 39% of parents have told their children where to find their will when they pass away. That’s why, this month we aim to highlight not only the importance of making a Will, but also why registering a Will is so important to make sure the wishes there-in are properly carried out.

With over 10 million Wills in the system, The National Will Register is the UK’s Will registration and Will Search service, ensuring that no Will is left unknown or untraced at the time it is needed.

The importance of registering a Will

In a recent survey, 42% of adults haven’t spoken to anyone about their wishes with regards to their passing. Writing and updating a will is vitally important to make sure that an estate isn’t contested and that loved ones remain protected. Once written it is imperative that the most recent will can then be found. That’s where we come in.

Registering a Will with us is secure and confidential. Only the location of a Will is linked to the testator and disclosure of that is only granted by the holder of the Will, usually a solicitor or Will writer, upon the completion of identity checks and presentation of a death certificate. Our Will Searches are most often conducted by family and friends, many of whom find they are executors to the estate or beneficiaries.

Karan Liddar, Operations Director at The National Will Register, spoke about the impact that registering Wills has had in recovering Wills thought to have been lost or their existence unknown: “Through our Certainty Will Search services, around one in five found Wills are either Wills previously unknown to the family, or superseding the ones they knew the location of.”

“By registering a Will, you’re ensuring that your Will can be located and wishes can be adhered to at the right time by the right people. Free Will Registration Month helps to support this and we hope that everyone who has a Will or is considering making a Will takes advantage to protect their future wishes.”

“Everyone knows the importance of making a Will. Registering that Will is just as important. After all, a Will that is written but not found nor administered, may as well have not been written, and that is something we seek to avoid.”

Register your Will for free

Free Will Registration Month runs between May 1st, 2024 and May 31st, 2024.

You can register your Will for free by logging on to our website at www.nationalwillregister.co.uk/freewillregmonth and use the code FREEWILLREG24, or by contacting the solicitor or will writer who holds your Will.

It takes just 60 seconds, your basic details and the location of where the original Will is safely stored to ensure that if your Will is lost, misplaced or forgotten over the passage of time, it can be found instantly. The National Will Register does not see or store a copy of your Will, only its location is tagged.

Offer runs between 1 May – 31 May 2024

Register a Will for free this month

Ensure that a Will can be located and used to correctly distribute an estate, removing the risks associated with a Will being lost, misplaced or forgotten about over the passage of time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The National Will Register does not need to see a copy of your Will to register it. The contents of your Will remain confidential to you, the professional you used to write the Will and your beneficiaries. Registration records the existence and tags the location of your Will on The National Will Register, so that the people you have left your estate to, or those you have chosen to be your executors, can find it when you have passed away.

Your basic personal details are used to send confirmation when a Will is registered. After this, your personal details are only used at the crucial time it is needed, when your Will is being searched for.