What we do

‘Bona Vacantia’ means vacant goods and is the name given to ownerless property, which by law passes to the Crown. The Treasury Solicitor acts for the Crown to administer the estates of people who die intestate (without a Will) and without known kin (entitled blood relatives) and collect the assets of dissolved companies and other various ownerless goods in England and Wales.

BVD is part of the Treasury Solicitor’s Department.

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Our announcements

Our publications

  1. FOI Publications February 2015

    • 18 February 2015
    • FOI release
  2. FOI Publications December 2014

    • 24 December 2014
    • FOI release

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Our management

Contact BVD

Treasury Solicitor's Department

Bona Vacantia Division (BVD)
PO Box 70165

Treasury Solicitor's Department (via DX)

Bona Vacantia Division (BVD)
DX 123240 Kingsway

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
  3. Make a new request by contacting us at:

Bona Vacantia - FOI Officer

PO Box 70165


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