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Heir Hunter Fees

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 Hunter Fees

The Heir Hunters® offer a claims service where we aim to undercut the fees of other Heir Hunting firms and in recent years we have seen some established firms reduce their fees to remain competitive. Unfortunately there are still firms charging fees of 25% and over. Perhaps it is time that the probate research companies that are […]

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40% Heir Hunters Fee – Fact or Fiction?

We previously highlighted an article in ‘Which’ magazine from July 2011 that mentioned a firm of Heir Hunters charging a fee of 40% + VAT. Whilst the established heir hunting firms distanced themselves from that fee we have received a complaint about a firm from Hartlepool who are still charging 40%. The Heir Hunters® have never quoted or […]

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Compare Heir Hunters Fees

In the 1940’s Charles Smith was described as an inquiry agent who specialises in tracing heirs to unclaimed fortunes. Charles would now be regarded as an Heir Hunter and he worked from large offices in Kensington, London. When Charles and his firm traced heirs they would charge them a fee of between twenty-five and thirty-three-percent […]

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Hidden Heir Hunter Fees

It is widely accepted that Heir Hunters charge fees that are in the form of a percentage of any inheritance that is secured on behalf of a beneficiary. Whether the beneficiary signs an agreement with an Heir Hunter for 5% or 40% fee it is clear to the beneficiary what they have signed up for…. […]

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40% Heir Hunters Fee – Fact or Fiction?

In July 2011 an article written by Cathy Hudson was published in ‘Which’ magazine that mentioned a firm of Heir Hunters charging a fee of 40% + VAT. On the ‘Which’ website the article generated a number of comments from representatives of some of the established heir hunting firms although everyone distanced themselves from the […]

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