Can the executor of my will also be a beneficiary?

Yes they can. In fact many people choose close friends or relatives to be their executors, so it is only natural that they will also be beneficiaries too.

Your executors can receive any amount in your will, just like any other person. So, that could be a specific gift, property, a substantial share or even the whole lot – there are no restrictions on what you can leave them.


The only rule you need to concern yourself with is that a beneficiary can’t be one of your witnesses.

To read more about getting your will witnessed and who you can choose read our ‘Who can witness your will’ article.

When you come to write your Affio will we’ll give you as much help as you need, when you need it, so you’ll be able to make informed choices and the right decisions for you and your circumstances.

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