Legally, your existing Will shall not become invalid as a result of an address becoming outdated. The reason an address is included for the testator and each beneficiary is to ensure that that person is properly ‘designed’. That is to say that each person can be properly and legally identified as the person intended to inherit in terms of that Will. This must be sufficient to distinguish them from any other person of the same name or residing at the same address.
If, however, you wish to amend any clause, legacy or beneficiary or your Will or you consider that you Will no longer reflects your current wishes, you must update your Will. If you wish to draw up a new Will or amend an existing Will, a member of our team would love to hear from you.