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Heir Hunters – Scam Emails

We have been alerted to the fact that there is a scam email circulating that appears to originate from an email address admin@theheirhunters.co.uk and the sender uses the name of John Kearley. The email is not from ourselves. We do not use such an email address and we have no connection with a John Kearley. If […]

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Probate Fees 2022

You may have to pay a fee to apply for probate. Whether you need to pay depends on the value of the estate. If the value of the estate is over £5,000, the application fee is £273. There’s no fee if the estate is £5,000 or less. You can order extra copies of the probate […]

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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 locations across England, Northern Ireland and Wales. The solicitors have all taken steps […]

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Probate Search

Probate gives someone the legal right to deal with a deceased person’s property, money and possessions (their ‘estate’). The probate record is known as a ‘grant of representation’. There are two types of grant. If there is a will you apply for a ‘Grant of Probate. Where there is no will you apply for ‘Letters […]

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COVID-19 – Bereavement

Most people experience grief when they lose someone close to them and it can affect everyone differently. There is no right or wrong way to feel when you are coping with the death of someone that is important to you. At the moment people may be finding it particularly difficult to deal with a bereavement […]

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Power of Attorney

A lasting power of attorney allows you to choose who you want to make decisions on your behalf should you lose capacity to make such decisions as a result of the likes of dementia or an accident. The power cannot be used by your attorney if you are able to make such decisions for yourself. […]

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The Heir Hunters

We are delighted to announce that we have just reached a huge milestone on our Facebook page with 10,000 likes! Thank you for your support….. If you haven’t already, why not “like” us on Facebook now:  

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Unclaimed Estates – Values

When someone dies with no will or known family, their property passes to the Crown as ownerless property (or ‘bona vacantia’). It can be any kind of property, like buildings, money or personal possessions. We would generally refer to this as the deceased person’s estate although the net value of the estate may only be […]

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VE Day 75th Anniversary – NHS

Friday 8 May 2020 marks 75 years since Victory in Europe Day when the Second World War came to an end in Europe. The long-anticipated news resulted in celebrations breaking out across the nation. A national holiday was declared, and people came together to mark the moment. To celebrate VE Day and to support the […]

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Free UK People Search – NHS

The NHS staff working tirelessly on the frontline have been deservedly praised by people up and down the country for their work and to show our appreciation we are offering them a Free People Search this weekend. Generally you would have to register and pay for such a service however frontline NHS staff can email […]

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