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We actually moved in 1999 just a couple of months after doing the wills.Possibly July 99
It depends on the wording of the will as towhether you need to change the address or not.
If it is simply your address of where you livedat the time you made the will, it does not need to be changed. Never do acodicil to a will because they get lost and cause more problems than theysolve. It is just as cheap to do a new will as it is to do a codicil to amendan existing one. We actually banned fee earners in our practice from doing themon the basis that the new will cost exactly the same and caused no problems.
So having established that if you simply movedhouse, you do not need to change the will order a new will it is then necessaryto look at the provisions in the will.
If it says that you leave your house to someoneit means the house referred to in the will and that means that you do need toget a new will done because you no longer own that house
If it says I leave the house I live at the dateof my death, you don't need to change it or do a new one
any solicitor will usually review your will for anominal fee of about £50 although some will do it for nothing. You will only becharged in that case if you need to do a new one.
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