Free Will Registration Month returns this May

Free Will Registration Month returns this May

Those with a Will in the UK are urged to register their Will with The National Will Register for free this month as part of their Free Will Registration Month.

The campaign aims to highlight not only the importance of making a Will, but also registering a Will so that it can be located quickly and easily, and the wishes expressed be respected by loved ones.

With over 9.4 million Wills in the system, The National Will Register is the UK’s Will registration and Will Search service, ensuring that no Will is left unknown or untraced at the time it is needed.

The importance of registering a Will

According to data from The National Will Register, around two thirds of people would not know where to find their parent’s Will. Writing a Will and regularly reviewing it is one of the most important things that can be done to protect an estate and loved ones and therefore, ensuring that it can be found upon death is essential.

Registering a Will is secure and confidential. Only the location of a Will is linked to the testator and disclosure of that is only granted by the holder of the Will, usually a solicitor or Will writer, upon the completion of identity checks and presentation of a death certificate. Certainty Will Searches are most often conducted by family and friends, many of whom find they are executors to the estate or beneficiaries.

Karan Liddar, Operations Director at The National Will Register, spoke about the impact that registering Wills has had in recovering Wills thought to have been lost or their existence unknown:

“Through our Certainty Will Search services, around one in five found Wills are either Wills previously unknown to the family, or superseding the ones they knew the location of.

By registering a Will, you’re ensuring that your Will can be located, and wishes can be adhered to at the right time by the right people. Free Will Registration Month helps to support this, and we hope that everyone who has a Will or is considering making a Will takes advantage to protect their future wishes.

Everyone knows the importance of making a Will. Registering that Will is just as important. After all, a Will that is written but not found nor administered, may as well have not been written, and that is something we seek to avoid.”

Register your Will for free

Free Will Registration Month runs between May 3rd 2022 and June 3rd 2022.

You can register your Will for free by logging on to our website at and use the code FREEWILLREG22, or by contacting the solicitor or will writer who holds your Will.

It takes just 60 seconds, and your basic details and the location of where the original Will is safely stored to ensure that if your Will is lost, misplaced or forgotten over the passage of time, it can be found instantly. The National Will Register does not see or store a copy of your Will – only its location is tagged.

This article was submitted to be published by Certainty The National Will Register as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Wills and Probate. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Wills and Probate.

Certainty the National Will Register

Certainty the National Will Register is the UK’s provider of a National Will Register and Will Search service. Certainty Will Search and Will Registration is exclusively endorsed by the Law Society, recommended by key organisations and used by thousands of solicitors, the public, charities and financial institutions to register Wills and search for Wills. At peak times, one Will is registered every two seconds on The National Will Register. The confidential contents of the Will are not disclosed, only the existence and location of where the Will is stored is recorded, ensuring that it can be found quickly and easily once the Testator has passed on. Registration ensures that if beneficiaries and executors are unaware if a Will was written or have forgotten where it’s located, it can be easily found by conducting a Register Will Search. The existence of a Will and its location are confidential. Only when the Testator has passed away can a Will’s location be declared. Even then, it will be disclosed only when the person searching for the Will has a genuine, bona fide interest and that person can provide a copy of a death certificate. Certainty Will Search not only searches for registered Wills but also nationally for Wills that have not been registered to help prevent an old Will being used to distribute the estate or when the existence of a Will is unknown. In addition, Certainty the National Will Register provides an online Will management tool for solicitors, which can be accessed remotely from anywhere with a secure internet connection so they can safely register Wills, search for Wills and use additional services Certainty the National Will Register provides for professionals. For more information, please contact us on 0330 100 3660 or email [email protected].

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