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Post by gwilym'smum » 23 Jul 2019 06:56

I have just found that wills at the government department have been reduced to £1.50.
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Post by Valkrider » 23 Jul 2019 07:35

The link to the Probate service is https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#wills

If you find a probate that you want to order then you will need to create an account. The probate and will will be available in 10 working days for you to view and download. Once you have viewed the probate / will you have 30 days to view / download it before it is deleted from your account.

A great saving over the previous price, I have ordered 4 but my ancestors weren't great will writers so I can't currently find any more to order at the moment. I suspect, due to the dramatic price reduction, the site will become inundated and so the 10 days for availability may slip.

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Post by janefrances » 31 Aug 2019 15:26

I ordered three wills from their site on the 27th of July and still waiting. They must have a huge backlog! :cry:

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Post by Valkrider » 31 Aug 2019 16:13

I too ordered 3, the first turned up a day early, the second 2 days late and the third 4 days late. I would chase them up as that seems a bit long to me as two of mine have already expired the 30 day retention rule.

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Post by janefrances » 31 Aug 2019 17:50

When did you order yours Valkrider? Yes, apart from the usual "we will endeavour to provide a response within 2 working days" I've heard nothing. I've sent them an email tonight so fingers crossed I'll get a reply on Monday or Tuesday :cry:

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Post by keith_r59 » 31 Aug 2019 19:18

For information, I ordered 6 wills on the 27th July with an estimated delivery date of 7th August. Three wills were delivered on the 22nd August, one on the 27th August and the remaining two on the 28th August. So basically 2-3 weeks after the estimate.

I contacted their help desk on 15th August to find out the status of my order. They responded two weeks later on 29th August after all the wills had been delivered to say that they were available for download.

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Post by Valkrider » 31 Aug 2019 19:50

@Jane

I ordered mine on 22nd and 23rd July. Delivered between 1st and 12th August.

The first was 5 days early and the last in fact 5 days late my memory was not so good in my initial reply to you so I actually checked the site.

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Post by AnneEast » 31 Aug 2019 21:53

They are apparently admitting that (not surprisingly!) they are snowed under, so I guess we'll have to be patient.
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Post by David2416 » 08 Oct 2019 20:13

Ordered several wills on Sunday 6th October first arrived by email today 😊

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Post by janefrances » 09 Oct 2019 17:22

Arrived at last! :D very happy

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