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Finding a home for orphaned property

Fiona Poole and Stuart Smyth explore the circumstances that can cause UK real estate  to appear ownerless. 

Whether a property is owned directly by an individual, by a company or is in transition from a corporate owner to one or more individuals, there are potential traps that could lead to property becoming ‘orphaned’. This could happen on the death of the individual owner, or if a corporate owner ceases to exist.

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