• December 1, 2023
 Understanding Bona Vacantia in England & Wales vs. Scotland

Understanding Bona Vacantia in England & Wales vs. Scotland

When dealing with intestacies, legal professionals may come across unclaimed estates and inheritance. Due to differing laws in England & Wales and Scotland, it’s important to understand the next steps to avoid delays in the estate administration process and mitigate risk.

Title Research’s blog covers the processes involved in claiming estates, including:

  • What is Bona Vacantia?
  • What is a Bond of Caution?
  • How can you find out what estates are unclaimed?
  • What should you do when presented with an unclaimed estate?
  • How genealogy can help
  • And more

Click here to read the blog.

Title Research provides a range of genealogical research and asset repatriation services for legal professionals. Their services are designed to streamline the estate administration process, take the effort out of locating the correct people or assets, and mitigate against the risk of future dispute or complications. If you have any questions about genealogical research, asset repatriation, or how you can work with Title Research, call them on 0345 87 27 600 or email info@titleresearch.com.

This article was submitted to be published by Title Research as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Wills and Probate. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Wills and Probate.

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