Anglia Research Services - Intestate Wills

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Deaths, Funerals & Probate
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  • edited 22 July 2014 at 12:33PM
    GenialGazGenialGaz Forumite
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    edited 22 July 2014 at 12:33PM
    I did a lot of work on Anglia Research's website so I know a fair bit about them. They have been going for a long while and are reputable and big, maybe even the biggest because they have small branches all over the place as well as some very large offices.

    A lot of Anglia's work comes directly from solicitors, because they have an unusually large proportion of qualified and experienced genealogists and legally qualified people (some of the other firms seem mostly to employ amateurs or flighty types). This means Anglia tie up all the loose ends, which avoids those nightmare cases where extra beneficiaries pop out of the woodwork later!

    Anglia have always refused to go on the Heir Hunters TV programme. They regard some of the companies who go on it as being somewhat unprofessional and also they think privacy is important.

    To the original question on this thread I would say if you want to play it safe then go with Anglia but if you like a gamble try doing it yourself (if you know who the deceased relative is) but be very careful it does not all get swallowed up by solicitors' fees.
  • g6jns_2g6jns_2 Forumite
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    Jaslew wrote: »
    We signed up for an estate that Anglia Research is administering more then 2 years ago and STILL have not been paid out. Through our agent we are told that they are still researching...meanwhile they are sitting in our money enjoying the interest. Has anyone else had this problem with them?
    They do not have the money and are not earning interest on it. The Treasury holds the funds until a claim is made.
  • edited 9 December 2014 at 11:33AM
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    edited 9 December 2014 at 11:33AM
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    edited 9 December 2014 at 4:19PM
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  • This is an old thread but seems to cover a few years, so I;ll add for anyone else seeking answers:

    If no one has signed with an heir hunter, the estate will be listed on the Treasury Office Bona Vacantia list. Heir hunters sometime use vile tactics to try to get you to sign with them, though there are a few honest ones as well. They still charge stupid percentages.

    Doing it yourself is not that hard. All information is on the Treasury Office site under probate. Don't get ripped off my con artists trying to convince you that it's a lot of work or that your only option is their representation. A little geneology research to determine who is entitled to share in the inheritance, obtaining a few certificates, and you're there.
  • G6JNSG6JNS Forumite
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    This is an old thread but seems to cover a few years, so I;ll add for anyone else seeking answers:

    If no one has signed with an heir hunter, the estate will be listed on the Treasury Office Bona Vacantia list. Heir hunters sometime use vile tactics to try to get you to sign with them, though there are a few honest ones as well. They still charge stupid percentages.

    Doing it yourself is not that hard. All information is on the Treasury Office site under probate. Don't get ripped off my con artists trying to convince you that it's a lot of work or that your only option is their representation. A little geneology research to determine who is entitled to share in the inheritance, obtaining a few certificates, and you're there.
    This completely wrong. Researching an estate on the Bona Vacantia list is far from easy. The research, even for a professional, is time consuming and expensive. In order to claim you would need to research all the heirs and obtain copies of all the relevant certificates. Apart from you intemperate language, your glib remarks show that you have no real understanding of how difficult the task is for someone with no prior knowledge of genealogical research.
  • All please note that Rob's advice regarding the method of intestate estate distribution is incorrect and should be disregarded.


    SHH

    Are you sure? Rob's distribution list seems to be exactly the same as the one on the Bona Vacantia website, ie:

    If someone dies without leaving a Will the following are entitled to the estate in the order shown below:
    1. husband, wife or civil partner
    2. children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and so on
    3. mother or father
    4. brothers or sisters who share both the same mother and father, or their children (nieces and nephews)
    5. half brothers or sisters or their children (nieces and nephews of the half blood or their children). ‘Half ’ means they share only one parent with the deceased
    6. grandparents
    7. uncles and aunts or their children (first cousins or their descendants)
    8. half uncles and aunts or their children (first cousins of the half blood or their children)

    If you are, for example, a first cousin of the deceased, you would only be entitled to share in the estate if there are no relatives who are higher in the order of entitlement.
  • Sounds like there is a conflict of interest. Ring another heir hunter for advise.
  • Don't think they were ever asked because of complaints.
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    Sounds like there is a conflict of interest. Ring another heir hunter for advise.

    Is there a reason you have resurrected this and another old thread?
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