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Re: £1.50 Wills

Postby AdrianB38 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:59 pm

Just had the last of my 6 wills ordered on 7 August - this last one was quite a bit behind the others - in fact the others expire over the next couple of days!
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Re: £1.50 Wills

Postby gemmalrf1 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:37 pm

Ordered 6 wills on 26th July... still waiting for 4; ordered another 3 on 10th August and waiting for all 3! I emailed them once and got a generic response - I'll try again but am not sure if I'll get a different response.
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Re: £1.50 Wills

Postby chipmunk1953 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:58 am

Reading all these posts, it's some consolation to see that I'm not the only one waiting ages. I ordered 12 on 1st August with a delivery date of 16th August, it's October tomorrow and I'm still waiting - not received a single one! They ranged in date from 1860 to 1972. I'd love to receive even one of them, at least I'd know then that my order hasn't fallen down a black hole. :(
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Re: £1.50 Wills

Postby ewanarm » Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:46 pm

Ordered 2 wills on 9th August and still waiting!!

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Re: £1.50 Wills

Postby chipmunk1953 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:01 pm

I heard an interesting item on the Radio 4 consumer programme You & Yours this morning, there have been lots of complaints about the time it is taking for probate to be granted on new Wills, up to 10 or even more weeks instead of the usual 14 days.
The explanation from the Probate Office is that they had been very busy since April, due to many more people than usual applying for probate before a big price rise was introduced. They have also had a new computer system which has caused problems (where have I heard that before?).
Made me wonder if this has had a knock-on effect on the whole department, which is why our copies are taking so long.
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Re: £1.50 Wills

Postby pollymac » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:41 am

At last...one of the wills I ordered on 26 July which was due for delivery on 10 August has arrived today. Still waiting for another one ordered at the same time.
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Re: £1.50 Wills

Postby ksouthall » Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:42 pm

pollymac wrote:At last...one of the wills I ordered on 26 July which was due for delivery on 10 August has arrived today. Still waiting for another one ordered at the same time.


I'm still waiting for the 4 wills I ordered on 27th July. I did receive the following email though:

Good afternoon,

We are sorry for the inconvenience and the frustration that this delay is causing. Please be assured that we have your request and understand how important this is to you.

We are working hard to get the service back on track and to provide a more realistic timeframe for responding to requests for copies of wills when there is very high demand.

Please reply if you need any further assistance

Kind Regards,


For information, this was my second email about the wills. I received it on 3rd October in request to a query I sent on 15th September so there is still a backlog for email inquiries about late delivery of wills.
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Re: £1.50 Wills

Postby pollymac » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:43 pm

The second will I ordered on 26 July and due on 10 October has finally arrived today. Hurrah!
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Re: £1.50 Wills

Postby Robbie J N » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:44 pm

Over the last few days I have received 3 more Wills, 1 on Friday and 2 today. However, of the 2 that became available today, only 1 was correct. So after waiting more than 8 weeks longer than I should have, they sent the wrong one. The same name and the same date of probate, but different death dates, by a significant amount, different places of death, and different probate registries. Considering you have to fill in the box which says 'Date of death' and another one which says 'Registry', this is not my fault, as I filled in the details correctly. The fact that the person in my Will died in 1849, should be a clue as to the difference between the 2 people, the other died in 1872, the same year as the probate was granted.
Will I now have to wait another 2 months for the correct one to become available?

I hope nobody else has received the wrong one(s) after waiting so long?
And I am still waiting on 7 more that are yet to be available.


(If anyone is interested, it was John Nunn, probate granted 2 November 1872. My one died on 11 December 1849 in Somerset, probate granted at the Principal Registry. The wrong one died on 15 March 1872 in Norwich, probate granted in Norwich.)
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Re: £1.50 Wills

Postby ianbee » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:38 pm

Robbie J N wrote:If anyone is interested, it was John Nunn, probate granted 2 November 1872. My one died on 11 December 1849 in Somerset, probate granted at the Principal Registry. The wrong one died on 15 March 1872 in Norwich, probate granted in Norwich.


But Robbie, according to the Probate Calendar they were both administrations.
https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/Ca ... 4#calendar

But sending you the wrong one is not good.
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