bona vacantia


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bona vacantia

(ˈbəʊnə vəˈkæntɪə)
pl n
(Law) law unclaimed goods
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When someone dies with no known will or family, their estate - including money, buildings, or personal possessions - passes to the Crown as ownerless property, or "bona vacantia".
The six people to die in Greater Manchester this year, and have their estates declared 'bona vacantia',' include: | David Simpson, who died in Stockport on January 5.
In the UK, there are currently around 9,000 unclaimed estates which the government are listing on their "Bona Vacantia" list.
The six people to die in Birmingham this year and have their estates declared "bona vacantia" are: ?
"Upon dissolution, all properties and rights vested in, or held in trust for, the company are deemed to be bona vacantia and accordingly will belong to the crown."
The Bona Vacantia Division of the Government has a list, which is published online, and shows all of the unclaimed estates in the UK.
The estate appeared on the Bona Vacantia list of unclaimed estates in the UK and its value is currently unknown.
Unclaimed estates - where someone dies with no will or known next of kin - pass to the government's Bona Vacantia division.
If a company is STRUCK off by Companies House its assets become what is Known as 'bona vacantia'.
Finally, he concluded that under the principle of bona vacantia, ownership of all 29 articles belonged to the Crown.