1. Overview

When a company is dissolved, all of its assets pass to the Crown, and are legally known as ‘bona vacantia’ (ownerless property). Assets include:

  • property and land
  • mortgages
  • shares
  • intellectual property, eg trademarks, registered designs and patents

You may be able to restore the company without a court order if you were a director or shareholder of a dissolved company.

Claiming or buying assets

You may be able to claim or buy assets from the dissolved company if:

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