What types of legacies can you leave Housetop?
There are three main types of legacies:
- a residuary legacy which is the gift of all or part of the residue of your estate. The residue is what is left after all debts, taxes, costs and specific and pecuniary bequests have been paid.
- a pecuniary legacy which is a specific sum of money.
- a specific bequest which is a specific item (such as jewelry).
Legal wording for various kinds of Bequest
“I give all (or a ....% share of) the residue of my estate to Housetop Care Limited, Charity No 1053251 to be used for its Women Priests' campaign and I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge.”
“I give free of tax to Housetop Care Limited, Charity No 1053251 the sum of [words and figures] to be used for its Women Priests' campaign, and I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge.”
A codicil [= an addition to a Will]
“ I [Name] of [Address] declare this to be a (first/second/etc.) codicil to my will dated [date] . In addition to any legacies given in my said will I give Housetop Care Limited, Charity No 1053251, 111A High Street, Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 1AN, UK, the sum of [amount] ( or specific item to be given) to be used for its Women Priests' campaign and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or duly authorised officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge. In all other respects I confirm my said will and any other codicils thereto. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this [number] day of [month/year].”
“Signed by the said [name] as a codicil to his/her last will in the presence of us who at his/her request in his/her presence and of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses”
[Signatures, Names and Addresses of both witnesses]
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