Our Services ..........

Tracing beneficiaries to unclaimed estates in the UK and Australia - We will perform all the necessary research and paperwork to retrieve money for estates, once we have been instructed to act on your behalf. We’ll do the hard work, ensuring that the technical and legal processes are completed for you. We then send a payment to all the relevant beneficiaries after the administration is complete and all entitled beneficiaries have been found and contacted.


Missing Beneficiaries – To successfully locate missing beneficiaries to estates, our experienced researchers use a proven combination of searching methods. Whilst completing this service within the timescale that you require, we are also able to provide the supporting documentation and a comprehensive report to confirm our findings.

Family Tree Verification – We understand the importance of ensuring that the correct people receive their entitled inheritance. Using our expert researchers, we can thoroughly check a family history to provide you or your client with a family tree that can be relied upon when distributing estate funds.


Obtaining Documentation – We can obtain various documentation for the whole of the UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) including:

  • Birth, Marriage, Death and Adoption certificates.

  • Copies of probate documents, including Wills, Grants of Probate or Grants of Letters of Administration.

  • Copies of Decrees Absolute.

  • On request, we can provide you or your client with any documents not listed that you require.


Please contact us if you require documentation from the Republic of Ireland and other overseas locations. 


Probate Financial Asset Search – Using our sister company Inheritance Data, we provide a comprehensive search of financial institutions' databases for an individual's name, enabling a thorough trace of accounts and policies, to help prevent the growth of unclaimed assets. On completion of the search, we will provide you with a complete report of all institutions contacted and the outcome of the search. 


Estate Distribution Guidance – We can produce an estate distribution report, so that you can be confident that beneficiaries are receiving their correct inheritance, prior to distributing the estate funds.


Estate Verification – If you have been appointed as the administrator of an intestate estate, we can verify the information you have, including the family tree and estate distribution report, prior to distributing the estate. This ensures that all correct beneficiaries have been identified and that no individuals with prior entitlement are missing. You can have peace of mind, knowing that you will not be approached by an individual entitled to a share of the estate, once you have distributed the estate funds.

To obtain a quote or find out more information, please contact one of our team.


Public Sector Service – To avoid referring an estate to the Government Legal Department as Bona Vacantia, our experienced researchers can locate the next of kin of an estate. Perane & Co Ltd would then be appointed by a legal heir to act as the administrator of the estate and distribute the estate according to the Laws of Intestacy. We pride ourselves on being able to locate heirs to an estate quickly, and we provide this service to councils and other public sector institutions free of charge, at our own risk and expense. If we are unable to locate the next of kin, we will gladly help you to refer the estate to the Government Legal Department.

If you are aware of the next of kin of an estate but are unable to confirm their entitlement, we can provide you with a full report, including a family tree and other documentation to confirm the genealogical link.