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Hi All,

Does anyone know the what happens to a house when a person dies without leaving a Will.

I presume the state (UK Gov), get to sell the house.

Does anyone know how this process works and how the state evaluates offers and then selects an offer.

Regards

HD

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Hi All,

Does anyone know the what happens to a house when a person dies without leaving a Will.

I presume the state (UK Gov), get to sell the house.

Does anyone know how this process works and how the state evaluates offers and then selects an offer.

Regards

HD

Goes to next of kin first. All a will does is specify a inheritor different to that specified by the law.

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Goes to next of kin first. All a will does is specify a inheritor different to that specified by the law.

But if there is no Will and no Next of Kin - how does the state sell the house?

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But if there is no Will and no Next of Kin - how does the state sell the house?

There is a Tv show on in the day that explains it

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007nms5

basically it goes to a company that hunts down the heirs, if no-one is found then the money goes back to the government.

Sales are by probate

http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/infoabo...obate/index.htm

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http://www.findersuk.com/downloads/intestate_succession.pdf

Above is the Order of Inheritance, and a solicitor* will track all the way through these remote relatives, advertising in local papers if needed, to find an ultimate beneficiary.

If there are no whole or half blood relations of any kind, the Estate of the Deceased goes to The Treasury.

If there are no surviving relatives who can inherit under the rules of intestacy, the estate passes to the Crown. This is known as bona vacantia. The Treasury Solicitor is then responsible for dealing with the estate. The Crown can make grants from the estate but does not have to agree to them.

If you are not a surviving relative, but you believe you have a good reason to apply for a grant, you will need legal advice. You may get legal aid.

For more information about bona vacantia go to the Directgov website at www.direct.gov.uk.

*At around £150 per hour deducted from the Estate.

Edited by juvenal

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http://www.findersuk.com/downloads/intestate_succession.pdf

Above is the Order of Inheritance, and a solicitor* will track all the way through these remote relatives, advertising in local papers if needed, to find an ultimate beneficiary.

If there are no whole or half blood relations of any kind, the Estate of the Deceased goes to The Treasury.

*At around £150 per hour deducted from the Estate.

So a "non blood" sister (ie adopted) would not get anything if I died intestate without issue, spouse or living parents?

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So a "non blood" sister (ie adopted) would not get anything if I died intestate without issue, spouse or living parents?

Assuming this Bill was passed:

http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons...heritance-of-an

A legally adopted child appears to have the same rights as 'natural' children.

Check if the Act became law.

I'm not a legal professional and can only offer informal opinion, not advice.

Any lawyers on here tonight?

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Guest happy?

Why, my Uncle Thumper had a problem with HIS probate, and he had to take these big pills, and drink lots of water.

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When a person dies he will be

1. Testate - assets left under will. Easy estate is adminstered to those persons

2. Intestate - wife and kids get first and then line of people get it.

If there is no living descendants -then it goes all to the Crown and to the tax coffers !

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But if there is no Will and no Next of Kin - how does the state sell the house?

There is a list of people you work your way down of more and more distant relatives. Ultimately, it goes to the government if nobody else can be found.

In Lancaster, property goes to the Queen (Duchy of Lancaster). In Cornwall, to the Prince of Wales (Duchy of Cornwall). In the rest of England, to the Treasury Solicitor http://www.bonavacantia.gov.uk/. In Scotland to the Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer, and in Northern Ireland to the Crown Solicitor.

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There is a list of people you work your way down of more and more distant relatives. Ultimately, it goes to the government if nobody else can be found.

In Lancaster, property goes to the Queen (Duchy of Lancaster). In Cornwall, to the Prince of Wales (Duchy of Cornwall). In the rest of England, to the Treasury Solicitor http://www.bonavacantia.gov.uk/. In Scotland to the Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer, and in Northern Ireland to the Crown Solicitor.

Thanks .. :rolleyes:

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There is a list of people you work your way down of more and more distant relatives. Ultimately, it goes to the government if nobody else can be found.

In Lancaster, property goes to the Queen (Duchy of Lancaster). In Cornwall, to the Prince of Wales (Duchy of Cornwall). In the rest of England, to the Treasury Solicitor http://www.bonavacantia.gov.uk/. In Scotland to the Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer, and in Northern Ireland to the Crown Solicitor.

So,if you have no relatives, don't move to Cornwall or Lancaster.

Or the Duke of Edinburgh will have you bumped off.

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