The Treasury Solicitor advertises for kin of deceased persons who may be entitled to share in intestate estates in priority to the Crown.
NEW: Click here for details on the updates which will be applied to the Historic List of Unclaimed Estates (1997-2012) from May 2013 onwards.
Below you will find links to our new advertised estates list and our historic list of unclaimed estates from 1997 to 2012. These documents are also available at http://www.data.gov.uk/dataset/bona-vacantia-estates-advertisements
If you believe you have an entitlement to share in one of the estates listed below, please email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the deceased's name and date of death, and confirm your relationship to the deceased.
A member of the Division will contact you within 20 working days to discuss your interest and confirm what documentary evidence will be required.
If you have a fully documented kin claim ready to submit, please write to the address below, via special or recorded delivery, with a covering letter outlining your, or your client's, relationship.
Treasury Solicitor's Department
Bona Vacantia Division (BVD)
PO Box 70165
London WC1A 9HG
Further guidance and information can be found by clicking “Estate guidelines” or “Estates FAQs” on the menu on the left hand side of this page.
Please note that a blank field indicates that the information is not held.
Click here for the current list of advertised estates with estates from 2013 onwards.
Click here for the Historic Unclaimed Estates List covering 1997 to 2012.
Please note: The list cannot be guaranteed to be complete and correct and no warranties are given or implied to that effect; the Treasury Solicitor does not accept any responsibility for any loss whatsoever which might result from reliance thereon.
Both documents are available in a CSV spreadsheet format. A CSV file contains text separated by commas, which relate to individual columns of data. A CSV file can be opened in any text editor but is best viewed in a spreadsheet application such as Microsoft Excel, Openoffice Calc or Google Docs.