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What assets will my will cover?

Your will covers your worldwide assets. If you have property outside England and Wales then you should consider whether you need to speak to one of our advisers about putting in place more complex arrangements to take account of your foreign assets. 

You can dispose of all of your assets by will other than:

1. Assets owned jointly with another person (or persons) as beneficial 'joint tenants'. When two or more people own an asset (such as a house) as joint tenants, that is, joint owners, and one of them dies, the asset automatically passes to the surviving joint owner(s). This will happen regardless of the will of the joint owner that has died. 

2. Nominated assets that the testator has directed should, on his or her death, pass to a named individual.