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The Heir Hunters®

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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Dementia Action Week 2018

In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes. Yet too many people living with dementia face the condition alone and excluded from society. Dementia Action Week takes place on 21-27 May 2018 and the Alzheimer’s Society will be asking everyone to take actions big and small to improve the lives of people affected […]

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Lasting Power of Attorney

We all hope that we will be able to make our own independent decisions in the future and whilst some of us will be able to others may find that they lose the mental capacity to make such decisions. If you make preparations for such a possibility perhaps you can ease your mind and help […]

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Scam Emails – Inheritance

There are a number of Heir Hunter scam emails circulating that suggest you are entitled to a huge inheritance. In the case of the below example when someone responded to the email they were asked for 3,500 dollars to release the funds. The emails do not originate from The Heir Hunters® and we advise you […]

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Unclaimed Estates

If someone dies without leaving a will they are regarded as having died intestate. The following family members are entitled to make a claim to the estate in the order below: husband, wife or civil partner children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and so on mother or father brothers or sisters who share both the same mother and […]

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