If you sell your property and cannot locate your title deeds when you need to produce them this can produce expensive and unfortunate consequences including delaying settlement for lengthy periods while the process of issuing new titles are completed. Worse still, not being able to locate an original Will for a recently deceased person can have catastrophic financial consequences.
We suggest you avoid these issues by leaving these original documents with us. We offer it as a free service as a matter of goodwill.
Naturally you should keep copies of these documents so you have a record yourself and we recommend you tell someone you trust, such as your spouse or adult children, where the documents are being held.
Many older clients can become forgetful and keep important documents in a “safe” place only to forget where that is. In cases where dementia is an issue it might not be possible to re-do a Will as they might not have legal capacity.
If you would like us to hold your documents, just bring them to our office and we will provide you with a receipt for them.