Missing Will Service &Missing Will Insurance

Our Will & Insurance Services


Instruct us to find a missing Will.

If you are dealing with an Intestacy but need to check for a Will, or you hold a Will and are unsure if a more recent Will was made, Finders can help with our thorough and inexpensive, insurance approved Will searches.

Firstly, we recommend that you:

  • Check the Deceased’s personal belongings; and
  • Ask any known friends, relatives or neighbours of the Deceased.

Having done the above, you can now instruct us to trace a Will.

On completion of our Missing Will Service we can apply for an Aviva insurance policy to cover against the possibility of a Will being found after distribution.

Geographical Options – extend your search

Our Missing Will Service includes local searches, but in some cases you may wish to extend the search to include several towns, cities, and counties. If so, please contact us for a quotation.

For further information on this service, please contact
Andrew Ritson
Legal Support Services Manager
phone: 020 7490 4935
email: andrew.ritson@findersinternational.co.uk

Service Details


Our Missing Will Service is unique to Finders and probably the most thorough available. We do not rely on email only requests as these can easily be missed or treated as “junk”. There is no official national will register in the UK aside from the Principal Registry. We will:

  • Check with the Deceased’s Bank(s), Building Societies & Accountants;
  • Write to all Solicitors local to the Deceased and/or in any other specific area(s) as requested in your instructions;
  • Check the depository of the Principal Registry of the Family Division;
  • Contact members of the Institute of Professional Willwriters and Society of Willwriters local to the Deceased’s last known address and/or in any other specific area(s) requested in your instructions;
  • Contact other professional bodies as necessary or as requested;
  • Search any relevant additional databases, including online Will registration services, such as Certainty.co.uk Will search
  • Compile a summary report of all searches made and the results.

Costs & Delivery


We request a service charge of £279 + VAT

  • Advance Payment of the Service Charge above is requested – please send a cheque for the service charge above payable to ‘Finders’ or contact us for BACS transfer information. If this is not possible please contact us to discuss terms before placing an order.
  • Our Missing Will Service is free of charge if we are also asked by you to find missing or unknown heirs on a Contingency fee basis.

Delivery

  • Timescale – after placement of advertisement and other research has commenced we must allow 30 days for responses. All other searches will also be completed within 30 days.
  • Missing Will Insurance Option – having completed the Missing Will Service, Finders can then obtain an Aviva ‘Missing Will’ indemnity insurance quotation for your consideration. This provides cover against the possible later discovery of a Will which changes the estate distribution, without the need for repayment of inheritance(s) or bequests that have already taken place.

Online Instruction

Please call 0800 085 8796 (UK only) or +44 20 7490 4935 or complete one of the forms below to instruct us to trace a Will. The service charge of £279 + VAT must be paid in advance by cheque (payable to ‘Finders’) or you can contact us for BACS transfer information or to pay by phone by credit or debit card.