There are several different ways that you can leave a gift in your will:

  • You can leave a specific amount of money (sometimes called a “pecuniary bequest”)
  • You can leave a proportion of your estate, once all other gifts have been paid. This can be the entire residue, or a percentage of it (sometimes called a “residuary bequest”).
  • You can leave a particular item – for example a painting, a jewellery collection.