Unclaimed Estates Search

Find Unclaimed Money and Lost Assets Owed Deceased Family Members

Government custodians are holding £15bn in unclaimed money owed missing owners and heirs. Assets go unclaimed after the original owners or rightful heirs fail to communicate an interest in them over a period of time.

Most missing heirs do not know they are entitled to receive this money, because entitlement arises from the death of a family member who failed to leave behind complete financial records.

Holders make only a limited effort to track down rightful owners, but it’s a near-impossible task for a number of reasons. Claimants often cannot be found because they’ve moved, switched jobs, changed name after marriage and divorce, or as a result of computer and clerical errors.

The  Bona Vacantia Division of the  Treasury Solicitor’s Office maintains a database of unclaimed estates which have been recently referred but not yet administered; as well as historic cases which have been administered but not yet been claimed within the 30-year time limit for doing so.

Search the unclaimed estate database for assets left behind by a deceased family member: