Will Searches

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, our Missing Will Service can help.

Finders International understand the importance of finding a missing Will promptly and we offer a unique, comprehensive and cost-effective Will search service to ensure you are in possession of the latest Will.

The service includes:

  • Writing to all solicitors local to the deceased and/or in any other specific area(s) as requested in your instructions.
  • Checking with the deceased’s bank(s), building societies & accountants.
  • Checking the depository of the principal registry of the family division.
  • Contacting the Will writer members of the IPW and SWW.
  • Contacting other professional bodies as necessary or as requested.
  • Searching any relevant additional databases, including online will registration services, such as Certainty National Will Register.

How to search for a will

Firstly, we recommend that you:

  1. Check the deceased’s personal belongings.
  2. Ask any known friends, relatives or neighbours of the deceased.

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

Why choose us?

Expertise: Our team consists of skilled investigators who are well-versed in the intricacies of locating missing wills. We utilise our years of experience and extensive databases to maximise our chances of success.

Efficiency: Time is often of the essence when it comes to settling estates. We work diligently to locate missing wills promptly, ensuring a smoother and faster probate process.

Cost-Effective: Our services are competitively priced, and we offer flexible payment options to accommodate your budget.

Will search costs & delivery

Our comprehensive search can help to locate Wills for only

  • Advance payment of the service charge is requested – please send a cheque for the service, payable to ‘Finders’ or contact is 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.
  • Timescale – Our research takes approx. 30 days to complete.

Missing Will Insurance

On completion of the Missing Will Service, we can apply for an Aviva insurance policy to cover against the possibility of a will being found after distribution. Missing Will Insurance will add to this protection and give you peace of mind.

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.

For further information on how to look up for a will, please contact;

Andrew Ritson

Andrew Ritson
Legal Support Services Manager
Phone: 020 7490 4935
Email: [email protected]

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 £349 + 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.

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