IWC offer a complete heir hunting service, from tracing a long lost relative right through to making a claim to the treasury solicitor for any estate deemed to be Bona Vacantia. If you are an executor or solicitor, we can help you trace relatives or find heirs. We are probate specialists and full registered members of the Heir Hunters Association. Call probate genealogists free on 0800 612 6105 to start your search.
Bona Vacantia Estates
In cases where a deceased person has no known next of kin or no will and no surviving relatives the estate will be classed as Bona Vacantia (Vacant goods). It will be added to a public list for 30 years until the estate ultimately passes to the Crown. If you are a solicitor in need of assistance, professional heir-hunters at IWC, can help. We can trace lost relatives of the deceased to find the rightful heirs of the unclaimed estate.
Unclaimed Estates Register
Follow the link to submit a search of the Unclaimed Estates Register or the Vacant Goods List. If your search returns a positive result and you know you are related to the person detailed, you may be entitled to a share of the deceased`s estate. Our experienced team can help you make a claim for a lost inheritance to the treasury solicitor.
Why Have We contacted you
We have all seen the BBC program; imagine going about your everyday business when you`re contacted and informed you could be in line to receive an undisclosed amount of money, from a long lost relative you knew nothing about. It`s a dream come true, therefore, it`s only natural to be a little sceptical. If you have found this page to verify our credentials because we have contacted you concerning an unclaimed estate, follow the link to find out more about IWC. Rest assured, we are professional genealogists and members of the Heir Hunters Association.
If you`ve Been Contacted by another Heir Hunter
Don`t let your excitement get the better of you. Some will force you to sign a contract giving away anything up to 30% of your inheritance. They also use scare tactics, `the government will take the money if it is not claimed.` The real fact is, it is the Crown that takes the money but they do not keep it unless 30 years have passed. The chances are the person has only recently passed away. So there is no reason to be rushed. After all, theywill have found details of this so called lost relative on a publicly accessible government website.
Do not act in haste, a little research may save you thousands; we can probably handle your claim for a much lower fee; call us free on 0800 612 6105 to find out more.