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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The six people to die in Birmingham this year and have their estates declared "bona vacantia" are: ?
"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.
The Government's Bona Vacantia Division holds a full list of unclaimed estates which is updated daily with the names of people who have died leaving no will or no known next-of-kin.
The Court held that the items were "bona vacantia"--a property
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.
If a company is STRUCK off by Companies House its assets become what is Known as 'bona vacantia'.
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.
(4.) Shieha, S, S Teradaa, and J P Vacantia. "Tissue engineering auricular reconstruction: in vitro and in vivo studies." Biomaterials, 2004; 25(1): 1545-1557.