Original article from Kent Live
There are dozens of estates in Dover just waiting to be claimed, according to the latest government data.
When people die without making a will, they leave behind everything they owned, which can include money, property, businesses or cars.
This becomes known as the person’s ‘estate’ and they can range in value from very little to potentially millions.
Many don't know the details of thousands of unclaimed properties are actually available online.
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If you have the right surname – you could make a claim, before the money disappears into the government’s coffers.
The details on the value of the estates isn't published.
The latest release published by the Treasury Solicitor in February shows that there are more than 100 people with unclaimed assets with links to Kent.
Once you have established if you are able to make a claim all you need to do is send a family tree that shows how you are related to the person whose estate you are trying to claim.
It’s at this point you might have to prove you are related, but it could all be worth it.
If you think that you might be the rightful heir to one of the estates listed you can find out how to make a claim for that estate here.
Here are the surnames you need to look out for.
Unclaimed estates in Dover