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Are You an Entitled Relative?

It is possible that you could be an entitled relative to a case on the Unclaimed Estate List. 

There are many possible ways you could be entitled to claim on a relative's estate, even if you didn't know they existed or never met them. 

Before making a claim on unclaimed inheritance you must check your entitlement. The list below details the hierarchy in which relatives are able to claim on an estate. 

If there is a relative living above you in the hierarchy, their claim will take priority. 

Who is Entitled to an Unclaimed Estate?

- 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 Father, or their Children (Nieces and Nephews)

- Half Brothers or Sisters or their Children. ‘Half ’ means they share only one parent with the deceased

- Grandparents

I think I am an Entitled Relative

If you believe you could be the entitled relative to a case on the Bona Vacantia List, contact a member of our Genealogy team

They will be able to take on your case and investigate the legitimacy of your entitlement to the estate.

I have been contacted by Heir Hunters

We are regularly contacted by people who have been found by an heir hunter and wish to get a second opinion on the legitimacy of their claim.

Additionally, relatives often come to us after contact from an heir hunter quoting very high fees, which the person is not willing to pay.

If you would like us to validate your entitlement to an unclaimed inheritance, our team can provide a free no-obligation assessment of your situation and may be able to save you a considerable amount of time, stress and worry when looking to claim what is rightfully yours.

I need proving my Entitlement

For relatives with a little legal background, the laws of intestacy can be complicated and confusing.

Proving you are an entitled relative to unclaimed inheritance can be a long process which commands a large amount of time, attention and resource. For many people at least one of these may not be available to pursue the claim.

A member of our team can talk you through the process we take to help you make a rightful claim.Contact us for more information on how we can help.

Need additional advice on what to do? – Call us free of charge on 0800 085 8796 (UK only) / +44 (0)20 7490 4935 (International)