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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?

Law Denning :

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What is the value of the estate?




Sorry it is nearer £35,000

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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