Will Writing Company FAQs


We’ve been informed that the Will Writing Company has closed for new business.

We’ve created some FAQ’s to help answer questions you might have.

 

FAQs

What has happened to the Will Writing Company?

The Will Writing Company has closed for new business. They have stated that they intend to complete outstanding work in accordance with their Terms & Conditions and Regulatory Principles.

Is it just Leeds Building Society that is affected?

The Will Writing Company has ceased trading with all its partners. As such, we are actively working to understand if all partners are affected.

Is it just the Will Writing Company affected by this change or will it impact the whole of the Estate Planning Group?

We are actively working to understand which areas of the business are affected.

Will the Will Writing Company be contacting customers?

We understand that the Will Writing Company is directly contacting customers who have work that is not yet complete.

I have outstanding work with the Will Writing Company. Why haven't I been contacted?

If you have a question about work in progress please call 03455 20 30 40.

I have ongoing work/a question regarding the Estate Planning Group/Will Writing Company, who can I contact?

If you have a query about ongoing work you can contact the the Estate Planning Group/Will Writing Company as follows:
Telephone: 03455 20 30 40
Email: enquiry@willwriting.co.uk

The Will Writing Company currently holds my Will for me, what will happen to it now?

Your will is stored with Deedbank (document storage) Limited. Estate Planning Group have stated that this company is unaffected by the situation at The Will Writing Company. You can continue with those facilities or you can arrange the return of your Will by contacting the storage company directly. We recommend emailing them at storage@deedbank.co.uk, or you can telephone them on 0330 555 7555. The cost for this service is currently £5 payable to the Storage Company.

I've paid The Will Writing Company - What happens now?

The Will Writing Company has stated work will be completed in accordance with published terms and conditions and in compliance with all regulatory principles.

Will Writing Company are named as Executor - is my will still valid?

Yes, your Will is still valid, even where the Executor no longer exists.

I need to change my Will. Can I do this?

The Will Writing Company is closed for new business. You can request the return of your Will from the storage company and make alternative arrangements.

What is happening with my Power Of Attorney?

Where production has begun, the Will Writing Company has stated that they intend to complete the work in accordance with their Terms & Conditions and Regulatory Principles. If your question is urgent you can contact them on 03455 20 30 40.

Will the Will Writing Company register my Lasting Power of Attorney, once complete?

The Will Writing Company is no longer able to register the Lasting Power of Attorney, but have stated that they will provide clear instructions explaining how to register the Lasting Power of Attorney.

How will I know if my Lasting Power of Attorney has been registered with the Office of Public Guardian?

You will receive a confirmation letter from the Office of Public Guardian which confirms your Lasting Power of Attorney has been registered.

I currently have a trust held by the Family Trust Corporation (FTC) - how am I affected and is my money safe?

The Estate Planning Group have stated that client monies are protected and we are actively working with them to more fully understand the situation. If your question is urgent you can contact the Family Trust Corporation on 03455 20 30 40.