After downloading and printing your will (or receiving your bound copy in the post), yourself and two witnesses will need to sign it. If you don’t do this, your will won’t be legally binding.

The law requires your will to be a physical, signed document. Your witnesses have to be over 18 and they can’t be anyone who stands to benefit from your will.

Think work mates, friends or Alan from next door – unless you’re leaving everything to Alan next door.

Once it’s signed, keep it safe and make sure your executors (that’s executors not, executioners) know where to find it.

Tip: Don’t put it in a safety deposit box at the bank. Your executors can’t get access to your bank without probate and they can’t get probate with a will. You see the problem.

Find out more about making sure your will is legal here

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