Why make a will?

It is vitally important to make a Will to ensure that your family and the people you care about are provided for in the future.

Regardless of your age or health, you should make a Will if you have any property, money or valuable belongings. Whether you are single or married, have a large extended family or no close relatives – a Will ensures that your estate goes to the people you want it to.

If you do not make a Will, the legal system dictates how your estate will be distributed. Even if you are married, living with a partner or have children, it is unwise to assume that they will automatically receive your estate.

Furthermore, if you want to remember a charity like the RCVS Knowledge in your Will, any gift you make is free of tax.  Extra money that would otherwise go to the government can benefit a good cause instead.