When someone dies intestate (without leaving a Will), their estate will pass to their nearest relatives. Difficulties arise when there are no close relatives. It is quite usual for us to have to find distant relations who, in many cases, may have never even heard of the person who has died.
For over 30 years, Anglia Research has been employed by Solicitors, Trustees and Executors who are having difficulty settling an estate. The legal world relies on our expertise in order to uncover and locate lost beneficiaries who have been specifically named in a Will or unknown heirs where the deceased has died intestate.
In addition to receiving instructed work, we also undertake speculative research on our own initiative in order to find missing or unknown next-of-kin. Thus, we may have contacted you because, as a result of our research, we believe that you may be entitled to a benefit in connection with an unclaimed estate.
The unclaimed estates which come to our attention may originate from anywhere in the world (though usually it’s within the English-speaking countries). They may be comparatively recent or they could have been gathering dust for several years, or even decades. No matter how recent or old they might be, prompt attention is always to be recommended. Accordingly, if we have contacted you please reply without undue delay, although of course do feel free to seek and take legal advice first if you so wish.
Also, do not hesitate to contact Anglia Research if you have any doubts which need settling or concerns for which you seek reassurance. We pride ourselves on having the personal touch at every stage of an assignment, and it is important to us that we maintain our well-earned reputation for providing a very personal service to our clients. For example, we’ll supply interested relatives with background family trees and copies of all our research findings, and we also offer a free ‘letter box’ service for family branches who didn’t previously know of each other’s existence.