The government has announced 48 unclaimed estates in Wiltshire.

An estate can be anything from property, personal possessions and money and is passed to the Crown as ‘ownerless property' when a person dies without leaving a will and there are no apparent family members to claim the inheritance.

In general, estates held on the list can be claimed within a 12-year deadline, from the date the estate was taken into possession of the Crown.

The Treasury will allow claims up to 30 years from the date of the person’s death for unclaimed estates dating before 1997, subject to no interest being paid on the money that is held - if the claim is received after the 12-year period has ended.

If you are able to provide you are related and that the deceased individual was a relative, you may be able to make a claim on the property.

Here are all the estates in Wiltshire which have been left unclaimed.

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The following family members are entitled to claim estates, in order:

1. Husband, wife or civil partner

2. Children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and so on

3. Mother or father

4. Brothers or sisters who share both the same mother and father, or their children (nieces and nephews)

5. Half brothers or sisters or their children (nieces and nephews of the half blood or their children). ‘Half ’ means they share only one parent with the deceased

6. Grandparents

7. Uncles and aunts or their children (first cousins or their descendants)

8. Half uncles and aunts or their children (first cousins of the half blood or their children). ‘Half’ means they only share one grandparent with the deceased, not both

The list of unclaimed estates is updated and published daily on the government’s website.