Can you be charged twice for making a will?

8th Jan 2019

My grandparents have a will in place. They have been approached by a company who have bought their previous solicitors business after retirement. They have said they need to pay around £400 to swap over the will to the new company. Why might this be?

CATEGORY: Wills, Probate & Trusts


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  • Nelson Myatt Solicitors LLP

    It certainly shoudldn't cost your grandparents for the new business owners to take hold of the Wills.  If they have concerns I would suggest that they ask for their original Wills back so they can either store them themselves securely at home or alternatively so they can ask another Solicitors firm to store them.  A lot of firms will do that with no charge.

    If they are nervous about speaking to the company about this, they can ask another Solicitor to contact the new company for them.  Your grandparents will need to sign a letter of authority for release of the Will to the new Solicitors.

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