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Reduction in phone operating times due to the ongoing impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) measures
Changes to Bona Vacantia Division (BVD) Discretionary Grant (company can be restored) and Restoration Repayment Guidance
Publication of the Bona Vacantia accounts for 2019 - 2020
Changes to the Bona Vacantia Referral, Applications and Kin Claim processes.
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BVD will no longer account for the balances of estates under indemnity if Letters of Administration were previously granted to the Treasury Solicitor.
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From 2 July 2018, third parties who represent claimants will be required to provide the claimant’s written authority to make the claim on their behalf.
From 22 May 2017, the correspondence address for the Bona Vacantia Division will change.
Bona Vacantia’s IT systems have been restored.
New emails and letters appearing to be from employees of the Government Legal Department/Bona Vacantia Division are in circulation
The guidance sections on sending original documents to BVD have been updated
The guidance section on referring a deceased’s persons estate has changed
Information regarding websites appearing to be, or connected to, the official website of the GLD/Bona Vacantia Division
Technical fault on phone line
From 1 July 2015 the Bona Vacantia Division (BVD) will pilot a change in procedure.
The Bona Vacantia Division (BVD) receive various referrals from local authorities some of which we can deal with and others which we cannot
Telephones in One Kemble Street have been restored
One Kemble Street has reopened
Emails appearing to be from Treasury Solicitor’s Department/Bona Vacantia Division are in circulation, giving the recipient opportunity to claim ownerless properties and funds through the Bona Vacantia Division
The Treasury Solicitor’s Department (TSol) will change its name on 1 April to the Government Legal Department
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