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My nan passed away last week, we found a will in the house

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My nan passed away last week, we found a will in the house but I'm certain that she's made another since.
When we take this will to a solicitor must they make searches for a more recent one
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 4 years ago.

The solicitor should be informed of the fact that there may be a more recent Will and that they should search for one.

Hope this helps
Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare and I will do my best to help you
There is no compulsory Central Registry of Wills which means that tracing a later Will is not easy.
You should search amongst all the papers to find any evidence of a solicitor having been instructed
It will also be cheaper if you phone all local solicitors rather than letting the solicitor do it as they will charge you for the privilege
Please ask if you need further details