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What do we do if we cannot locate a Will? 

If a deceased person did not leave a Will, their estate will be known as intestate. When our team of Wills, Trusts, Tax and Probate Solicitors are dealing with an intestate estate, we would recommend carrying out a Will search. There are different types of Will searches that can be carried out, and one company who can undertake these is Certainty. 
You can carry out the following searches:- 
A search of the register: (£38.00 plus VAT) Certainty will search the record of Wills that they have, and will confirm whether or not there is one registered in the deceased’s name. 
Combined Will search: (£95.00 plus VAT) Certainty will carry out the above search, and will also search nationally for an unregistered Will. This search usually takes 5 minutes to complete, and you can expect to receive results back in between 24 hours and 10 days. If there is no registered Will, it may take up to 28 days to confirm this in the final report. 
Protect Will search: (£199.99 plus VAT) Certainty will carry out the searches above, as well as placing section 27 Notices on behalf of the estate. 
The combined Will search would help to confirm whether or not there was a Will of the deceased, and would also ensure that if a Will is found in the future, you could prove that you attempted to locate any Will, which could help to indemnify you against any claims from any beneficiaries that were due to inherit under the deceased’s Will. 
This search would also be useful if you believe that the deceased made a Will, but are unable to locate this. Again, these costs could be paid out of the Estate. 

Get in touch and talk to a wills and trusts expert today. 

MG Legal's expert private client solicitors are experienced in dealing with all aspects of wills, trusts, lasting powers of administration, probate matters and estate administration.  

Why choose MG Legal? 

With a no-nonsense, pragmatic approach, our expert team are experienced in drafting Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Trusts, and Deputyship Applications, as well as in dealing with the administration of estates and obtaining Grants of Probate. 
In an increasingly impersonal market, MG Legal's friendly, expert team provide sound legal advice and all at an affordable fixed cost.  
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