Bona Vacantia & Ultimus Haeres
‘Bona Vacantia’ means vacant goods and it is the name given to ownerless property, which by law passes to the Crown.
In England and Wales the Treasury Solicitor acts for the Crown to administer the estates of people who die intestate (without a Will) and without known kin (entitled blood relatives).
In Scotland where a person dies intestate and either has no spouse or known blood relatives, the estate is claimed for the Crown as ‘ultimus haeres’ (last heir).
In Scotland it is the Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer that acts for the Crown.
If you are an entitled blood relative you can make claims direct to the Crown’s representatives or we can assist you with the claims process.
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