Why did we contact you?
We believe that you, or a family member, may be entitled to a share of an estate that we are currently researching. As a significant period of time may have been spent documenting your family tree, we will only approach you if we infer that you have an interest.
How long will this process take?
Once the application has been accepted by the Treasury we aim to distribute the estate within 4 months. Should there be any unforeseen delays, you will be notified. See our Estate Time Line for more details
What can I do to speed up the process?
First of all, call us. Once our initial conversation has taken place, we will be better placed to confirm your family tree.
Why do I need to send ID?
In order for the initial application to be successful, we need to prove to the Treasury Solicitor that you are the correct person and that we will be distributing the estate to the rightful heirs. We will gladly talk you through this process. Please note, if you are asked to supply ID prior to our application, WCG will cover the cost correctly certifying your ID in advance (at present, this service is £12.75 with Royal Mail)
What if other companies contact me?
Simply, consider your options and make your own decision. No company should expect you to sign without details on the Deceased and you may wish to take separate legal advice. Either way, we are happy to assist you no matter what your question or query is.