Can I claim inheritance if my sister does not claim her half
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My grandmother past away and there was no Will. To cut a long story short, her step nephew tried to get me to sign it all over to him. I refused. So the inheritance was divided between my sister and I. The solicitor had not had much luck with getting her identity documents and it seemed to me she didn’t want to claim it ? It was all a bit odd. The solicitor told me it would go to court funds if not claimed. Anyway my question is if this did happen can I claim or does it stay in unclaimed estates. Thanks in advance
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If you are the only other residual beneficiary that would be you.
Solicitors should verify the beneficiaries identity and connection to the deceased.
(Disclaimer are not always straightforward as there are some rules)
Presumably your parent is deceased, and any of their siblings are also deceased and have no living children.
What I am not sure about is if disclaimer would send the legacy back to the original residual or just up one level.
Eg back to grandparent and then redistributed, or just to your leg of the tree your parent.