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

Claiming or buying assets

You may be able to claim money back or buy assets from the dissolved company by:

You can get legal advice about the best way to claim back your money.