People in Suffolk could unknowingly be eligible to inherit thousands- is your surname on the list of 'ownerless' estates?

When a person dies with no will or known family, their property is passed onto the Treasury and is classed as ownerless. 

New information has revealed there are dozens of unclaimed estates of people who died in Suffolk. 

Unclaimed estates in Suffolk by place of birth

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Estates can include any kind of property such as buildings, money; or even personal possessions.

Unclaimed estates in Suffolk by place of death

When claiming an estate, you will be asked to send the government a family tree showing your relationship and two pieces of identification. 

If no once claims an estate withing 12 years then the estate becomes the property of the Crown. 

It is still possible to claim after this time as long as you can prove a legitimate relation.

The list is updated daily by the Treasury and featured 46 family names as of February 2, 2024.