Most people collect a lot of ‘stuff’ over the course of their lives. Some valuable in real monetary terms, and some valuable from a sentimental perspective. Much of these personal possessions fall under the definition of ‘personal chattels’. Personal chattels are defined by s55(1)(x) of the Administration of Estates 1925 as amended by the Inheritance…

If your thinking “its about time I wrote my Will”, read on. And if your thinking, as do the majority, “why should I, there is always tomorrow” then you definitely need to read on. What are your options when making a Will? DIY – it is a fact that more Wills fail or are challenged…

Avoid intestacy If you die without making a Will, known as dying intestate, then your assets will be distributed according to the rules of intestacy. This will mean that the people you would like to receive your estate may not necessarily inherit it. Appoint executors Executors are the people you choose to carry out your…

Intestacy Article   Introduction – What is Intestacy?   ‘It’s okay not having a Will as long as you know what will happen without one.’ What happens if you die without a making a Will? Simply put, the government will decide what happens to your property, possessions and money for you. Dying without a Will,…