Hi, a few months ago my mother received a letter from Syneca informing her that she may be entitled to an intestate estate. We were very suspicious at first but after much discusssion decided that we would follow this through unless there were any requests for upfront payments.
The result was that a distant cousin passed away in 2001 without leaving a will. The estate passed to the British Treasury as no other claimant was found. However Syneca traced my mother and she will now inherit.