Deeds & Document Storage
FAQs

General FAQs

We do not make a charge if you wish to view your deeds at our office. Also we will not make a charge for sending you a copy of a document from your title deeds as we regard that as part of the charge we make for storing them. Please note however that if you require a large number of copies, a charge may be payable. Please see our Release Documents Page for more information or alternatively email us at deeds@adcocks.com with your name, deeds reference (as stated on our letter to you and property address.
Your documents will be stored either at our offices in Lichfield or at a secure storage location. It should be possible for you to access the documents on not less than 2 days’ notice, if necessary though we normally ask for 7 days notice where possible.
The current charge is £19.99 per annum including VAT. There is presently no extra charge for additional documents stored - subject to the size of each set.
If you subscribe to our custody service, there will be a nominal charge only to cover the cost of delivering the documents. The cost will depend upon the size of the documents, but as an indication, the cost is likely to be about £5. All our documents are sent by post and insured against loss.
We will allow a credit if there are more than 6 months remaining of the storage charge paid. We will however deduct the cost of transmitting the documents to you.
The payment will be taken automatically using the method of payment you set up originally. We take the charge 12 calendar months after the first payment. If however there is any change to the annual charge we will inform you.
At present, we are not making any charge for storing our clients Wills where we are also storing other documents so we will do so free of charge.
We will look to either owner according to your wishes for payment of the charge.
We will need to see an original death certificate of the deceased joint owner. It may be, depending on the way that the title is held between you, that further steps may be necessary to correct the title, apart from the production of the death certificate. We can advise you about this on request.
If all of the owners of the property have died, it’s likely that probate will be necessary to transfer the ownership to the next person. We can help and advise you about this initially, without charge. If however you wish to recover the deeds, you will need to contact the office as there will be a slightly different procedure to complete to release the deeds to the executor of the owner’s Will.


Releasing Documents FAQs

If you are not subscribed to our Storage service, the charge will depend on what documents you require and on the circumstances. Please call our office to discuss this.
We will need to see an original death certificate of the deceased joint owner. It may be, depending on the way that the title is held between you, that further steps may be necessary to correct the title, apart from the production of the death certificate. We can advise you about this on request.
If all of the owners of the property have died, it’s likely that probate will be necessary to transfer the ownership to the next person. We can help and advise you about this initially, without charge. If however you wish to recover the deeds, you will need to contact the office as there will be a slightly different procedure to complete to release the deeds to the executor of the owner’s Will.

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