Philadelphia, PA asked in Banking for Virginia

Q: Does Wells Fargo have a right to make a list of the contents of my deceased Uncles box when I have limited access

It took a lot of effort on my part to get them to agree to limited access - like I showed them the VA law. They are now claiming it is their bank policy to make a list of the contents. I think they can observe but privacy dictates that they can not see the contents.

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Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Business Law Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL

A: Now that you have "limited access" the bank has every right to take an inventory of the contents of your deceased uncle's safe deposit box--if for no other reason that to be able to defend itself if there ever is a claim filed against the bank.

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