Wills are often made many years before they are needed and, as a result, many get forgotten about when people move and their circumstances change. If someone has died and you can't find their will, or you think another will has been made since the document you have, Which? is here to help.
Our Which? Wills search service allows you to quickly search for a missing will with Certainty, the National Will Register.
You can choose from two different types of search: registered or combined. A registered will search – as the name suggests – will check for registered wills in Certainty, the National Will Register. A combined will search will search for both registered and unregistered wills, focusing on where the deceased person lived, worked or had other connections. This search will also post a notice on Certainty's missing will noticeboard, which is checked daily by thousands of solicitors.
A small fee is applied by Which? and included in the stated price of a Certainty Will Search.Find out more
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A will ensures your estate and assets are correctly distributed
Optionally, state your funeral wishes, personal items and Guardians
Registering your will helps it to be found after your death
A codicil allows you to make minor amendments to your will