Missing Wills and deeds - Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner

Missing Wills and Deeds

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If a law practice is looking for a missing will or title deed that was held by a practice which has since ceased, the Board may be able to assist with finding that document.

Similarly, if a law practice currently holds a will or title deed and cannot locate the owner, the Board may be able to help with locating the law practice where it belongs.

By providing the relevant details to the Board:

  • The Board will conduct a search of its records and notify you of any information it holds on the possible location of the will or deed ; and
  • The details you provide will be listed on our <Missing Documents: Wills> or <Missing Documents: Title Deeds> pages and may be recognised by a practitioner who has further information about the document.

Details to provide

Contact the Board via email with the following information:

For a Will:

  • Full name of the deceased person
  • Last known address
  • Date of birth
  • Date of death
  • Names and addresses of witnesses to the will
  • Any additional information you have on the law practice or lawyer who drew the will (including their location)
  • Contact details of solicitor acting for person enquiring about the will.

For a Title Deed:

  • Full name of your client and nature of their interest in the title
  • Address of property described in the title
  • Volume and Folio numbers on the title
  • Any additional information you have on the law practice which may have held the title (including their location)
  • Contact details of solicitor acting for person enquiring about the lost title.

 

The details provided will remain on the Board’s website for 12 months.

Please notify the Board as soon as possible if the missing document has been located.

Visit the Missing Documents: Wills page

Visit the Missing Documents: Title Deeds page

Last modified August 8, 2018.