Storing Your Legal Documents Safely
Keeping the original versions of legal documents safe is important. Original documents such as Wills and Powers of Attorney are the only legally binding versions. Online versions, scans, photocopies and other computer records are not legally valid because they don’t have the original signature on them.
The original Will is your only Will and must be kept safely
If your Will is damaged in any way, then you risk your Will being declared invalid. If you store it at home, then you risk your Will being damaged or lost. You also need to let a few trusted people know where your Will is being kept - there is no use of it, if noone is able to find it.
Penn Chambers arrange your Will to be kept safe and reachable with the National Will Safe. They offer a complete document storage solution that solves all of the problems of protecting important legal documents, for a small annual fee.
Please contact us to learn more.
The information provided in this article is not intended to constitute professional advice and neither is it a recommendation. You should take full and comprehensive legal, accountancy or financial advice as appropriate on your individual circumstances by a fully qualified Solicitor, Accountant or Financial Advisor/Mortgage Broker before you embark on any course of action.
Shak Inayat, Proncipal Solicitor
0207 183 2898