Vacantia

VACANTIA, BONA, civil law. Goods without an owner. Such goods escheat.

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The estate appeared on the Bona Vacantia list of unclaimed estates in the UK and its value is currently unknown.
Unclaimed estates - where someone dies with no will or known next of kin - pass to the government's Bona Vacantia division.
None of these estates have yet been passed to the Government's Bona Vacantia division, which keeps a central record of unclaimed estates around the country.
Bona Vacantia Division (BVD) will be a part of the new Government Legal Department.
Mr Hunt said the trustees' solicitors had told him that the pier would now pass to the Treasury solicitor under a system known as bona vacantia.
However, the principle of bona vacantia is one reason why the writer might expect to pay less than an open market value for this IP.
But they also get cases from the Bona Vacantia list released by the Treasury.
Any specific connotation of `Treasure' as concealed items of precious metal is in practice subsumed within the concept of bona vacantia, or ownerless goods, which is the real heart of the matter.
31) Moreover, some form of process is required to dissolve a company in order to deal with its assets and liabilities; otherwise, the company's property passes to the Crown as bona vacantia and not to the members.
It is structured in three divisions: litigation and employment group, advisory division and bona vacantia (ownerless property).
T]hese animals are bona vacantia [unclaimed goods], and, having no other owner, belong to the king by his prerogative.