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The Heir Hunters®

The Treasury takes in millions of pounds each year from unclaimed estates and some of the cash could be yours! Anyone in England and Wales who dies without making a will is said to have died intestate and if they are without known kin their estate is handled by the Treasury. There are currently over […]

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Free Wills Month!

The next campaign launches in March 2019! Free Wills Month brings together a group of well-respected charities to offer members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have their simple Wills written or updated free of charge by using participating solicitors in selected locations around England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Heir Hunters Regulation

Heir Hunters are not regulated although we recognise the Professional Paralegal Register (PPR) as our regularity body. Consumers can be assured that individuals on the register meet the required standards of both the individual’s membership body and the robust criteria set by the PPR.

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Public Health Funerals

The Public Health Act 1984 confers a statutory duty on councils and health boards to cause to be buried or cremated the body of any person who has died or been found dead in their area, in any case where it appears to the authority that no suitable arrangements for the disposal of the body […]

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Wills & Probate

Fraser and Fraser, one of the largest Heir Hunters firms in the UK may face legal costs after they failed to acknowledge the Will of a deceased pensioner on a case that they worked on. Andrew Fraser, partner in the firm was involved in the investigation of the £600,000 estate of 1930s model, Tessa Amstell. […]

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Free Wills Month!

October is Free Wills Month Free Wills Month brings together a group of well-respected charities to offer members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have their simple Wills written or updated free of charge by using participating solicitors in selected locations around England, Wales and Northern Ireland. An up to date […]

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Probate Fees

The cost of many legal services provided by law firms are not always transparent however this is to change later in the year. From December 2018, all regulated law firms will be required to publish information on prices they charge, and what these cover for services such as probate and conveyancing. When a person dies […]

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Heir Hunter Fees

Anyone in England and Wales who dies without making a will is said to have died intestate and if they are without known kin their estate is handled by the Treasury. Specialist firms known as Heir Hunters try to trace blood relatives of such persons with a view to making a claim to the Treasury […]

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Heir Hunters List

The Treasury takes in millions of pounds each year from unclaimed estates and some of the cash could be yours! There are over 9000 unclaimed estates on the Treasury bona vacantia list and if estates are not claimed by family members the deceased person’s assets will pass to the Treasury. Details of all the Treasury’s […]

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1939 Register

The 1939 Register is an important genealogical resource that is now available to family history researchers. It provides details and information for each person and household during this period in history. The publication of the register bridges nearly a thirty-year gap in census data. Members of the research website Find My Past have had access to […]

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