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Secure Document Storage

Your Will along with other documents needs to be stored in a secure location to avoid it getting lost or inadvertently destroyed.  Remembering that Copy Wills are not legally valid, so if your signed Will is lost or destroyed  it would then be as if you’d never made a Will (called dying intestate).

Bicester Wills offer a secure storage service with a company called The Archive Centre, who are a local long established company who are an ISO 9001 registered firm and are fully compliant with The Data Protection Act 1998.

To use this service Bicester Wills charge £20 per annum payable by Standing Order to store all your estate planning documents including Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney documents or property deeds as an example. Your documents would be collected by the Archive Centre and we will give you some storage cards with retrieval details and a unique reference number.  We suggest that as well as keeping one of these cards yourself you give one to each of your Executors so that they can easily retrieve your Will on your death.

This storage service is a low cost, easy option to give you and your Executors peace of mind. Having gone to the trouble of making a Will, it surely makes sense to keep it safe and sound.

I wanted to thank you very much for the fast and efficient service you provided recently in preparing a will for my client at short notice.
Having given the instructions on a Friday, I was very impressed with the speed that you prepared the necessary documentation providing me with a draft by Saturday and the final version ready for signature on the Monday.

At my company we try to provide our clients with prompt professional service and I was delighted to find that you also provide this sort of service you your clients.
Needless to say I will have no hesitation in recommending you to any of my clients and contacts that might need your services in the future.

Michael J



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