Secure Document Storage

Your Will ought to be stored in a secure location to avoid it getting lost or inadvertently destroyed.

Copy Wills are not legally valid, so if your signed Will is lost or destroyed it is treated as though you had not made a Will.  In other words, you are considered to have died intestate.

Bicester Wills can offer a secure storage service with The Archive Centre.  This long established local company are an ISO 9001 registered firm.  They are therefore fully compliant with The Data Protection Act 1998.

For a yearly fee of £20, payable by Standing Order, you may store all your important original documents.  This includes Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, property deeds and so on.

Your documents will be collected from us and stored by the Archive Centre.  We will give you storage cards with retrieval details and a unique reference number so that your documents can be identified.  We suggest that you keep a card yourself and give one to each of your Executors so that they can easily retrieve the documents on your death.

This storage service is a low cost, easy option for providing peace of mind.  Having gone to the trouble of making a Will, it certainly makes sense to keep it safe and sound.

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 that you provided a draft by Saturday and the final version ready for signature on Monday.

At my company we try to provide clients with prompt professional service, and I was delighted to find that you also provide this sort of service to your clients.

Needless to say I have no hesitation in recommending you to any of my clients and contacts who might need your services in the future.

Michael J

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Bicester…Buckingham & now Oxford!

Our business has clients all across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We are delighted to have opened offices in Buckingham and now also in Headington, Oxford. We are now offering our Wills, Probate, Lasting Power of Attorney and general estate planning services from all three offices. Come and see us!

The cost of dying is on the up again

Of course there’s a cost to dying! But when we die, we’re not there to foot the bill, so why should we worry?
The thing is, it can be tricky – or impossible – for loved ones to come up with a significant sum of money at the time of a death. (The costs & infographics in this blog post are taken from SunLife (2018), Cost of Dying Report.)

Why not write a Will?

If you don’t have a Will…perhaps it is because you’ve simply never thought about it? 55% of adults in Britain still do not have a Will, and yet disputes about inheritance are on the increase. Writing a Will is the only way to ensure your exact wishes are known to your friends and family when you are not actually there to spell it out.

Are you prepared for all eventualities?

Sudden incapacitation, deteriorating illness or loss of ability to communicate means you may no longer be able to state your wishes at a time when you most want to be heard. Would it give you peace of mind to know that your affairs will be dealt with by someone you trust? With an LPA, you can rest assured that the person speaking for you is chosen and trusted by you.