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    • grannybiker
    • By grannybiker 16th Apr 18, 10:47 PM
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    How can we find out where mother had shares?
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    • 16th Apr 18, 10:47 PM
    How can we find out where mother had shares? 16th Apr 18 at 10:47 PM
    Our mother, now passed away made it known that she has shares, mainly bought in the 80s when Water, telecom etc were sold off.

    However, we have never managed to find a list or paperwork with account numbers or similar.

    Is there a central register of sorts where we an track down the shares she held so that we can wind up her estate? (Such as it was after the care home took most of the money from selling her house .)
    (No solicitors involved. Son and daughter sole beneficiaries.)

    Thanks in anticipation
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    You might be disappointed but it's possible that there are no shares.

    If someone has been in a care home for any significant period of time over which a house needed to be sold then I'd expect that communications and dividends would be received at the property over that time and payments may have been received into the bank account too. If none of these have been received then it's possible/likely that there are no longer any shares and they have been sold at some previous point.
    Remember the saying: if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is.
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