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Is a will still valid if the Testatrix and beneficiary have

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Is a will still valid if the Testatrix and beneficiary have changed their address?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.

Law Denning :


Hello, I am Law Denning and I am a practising solicitor in a High
Street practice. I have been an expert on this website in UK law since 2008.
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It is my pleasure to try and assist you with this today. Please bear with me while I gather some further information from you in order for me to be able to advise you fully.

Law Denning :

What is the value of the estate?

Customer:

£20,000

Customer:

Sorry it is nearer £35,000

Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.
Provided the identity of the testator/rix and beneficiary is not in dispute and nothing else is in dispute, and simply changing the address of each if for example they have moved or the address is not quite correct, does not invalidate the will.
In a beneficiary has been left, for example “my house”, it is the house that the person lives in at the time they write the will.
If the person has been left “my house at number three high Street” it is the house at number three high Street.
In order for the beneficiary to get the house, the will must be worded “the house I live in at the date of my death”.
The same applies if anyone is left, for example, a car.
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