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Petition Make it mandatory to register your Last Will & Testament

We wish to petition the government to make it mandatory to register a will with registration service or a public body to ensure it is valid and is in fact the latest will.

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In England & Wales there are over 8000 unclaimed family estates, with an approximate value of £1.2Billion. If unclaimed these will go to the Crown rather than the rightful families. These are only the estates the Government are aware of!

If a Will can't be found, then the deceased is considered not to have a Will, at this point the Government follow the rules of intestacy, this could eventually mean inheritance may not go to those intended, be taxed unnecessarily or even go to the Crown itself.

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