Vacantia

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

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Upon dissolution, all properties and rights vested in, or held in trust for, the company are deemed to be bona vacantia and accordingly will belong to the crown.
You can apply direct through a Government department known as Bona Vacantia here.
If someone thinks that they are related to somebody on what is called the Bona Vacantia list - it's Latin for 'ownerless goods' - then they can contact Finders International and we can help them.
The Bona Vacantia Division of the Government has a list, which is published online, and shows all of the unclaimed estates in the UK.
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.
Andrew Bell, Bona Vacantia (stating, in reference to property for which the identity of the owner is unknown, "the most that can be said is that the owner is unlikely to come forward, so that it is not unreasonable to assimilate the case to one of ownerless property"), in INTERESTS IN GOODS, supra note 13, at 207, 212.
6) In a situation such as this, the property in question is classed as bona vacantia or ownerless goods.
20) Although, at common law, the ability to escheat real property derived from recognizing the sovereign's rights, in the United States the assumption of personal property under bona vacantia developed under the use of the states' police powers.
Al lado de esta variedad de bienes, encontramos los bona vacantia, cuya vocacion era ser adjudicados a los subditos.