Where There Isn't A Will
These people perform a useful service - and it's not a simple as it seems. For each person, you need the certificates (about £10 a pop), and then HM Treasury has to examine the proof. But families are complicated, so probate research companies will charge a commission (from the estate), which rarely covers their costs. An intriguing insight into how this is done.
bahill1957 10:17am Mon 16 Jul Report Abuse
How much money
are they making out of one inheritence as they are charging every claimant they track down a percentage?
once more 9:42am Fri 31 Jul Report Abuse
Why of why don't people make a will they can do it themselves if they can't afford a solicitor get one done as soon as possible that way your money will go to where you want it to go
Tom 9:00am Tue 6 Aug Report Abuse
My partner recently received correspondence from one of these companies, asking her to sign away 36 percent of any inheritance she is entitled to and then they will give her the name of the deceased and executor of the estate. I found out the information after one Facebook contact and a couple of hours on the Internet!! Not bad eh?? And I'm not charging her anything. Remember it is not a scam but it is certainly a rip off xx
Tallstool 5:25am Fri 5 Jul Report Abuse
I agree !!
Well seeing the comments has reinforced my opinion of the human race. These people are parasites and I also am disgusted that you have broadcast this program. But this is what the UK has become. No honour. Like recruitment agencies, service companies, banks, estate agencies - PARASITES - exterminate the lot of them.
flyerphil 7:10pm Thu 10 Jan Report Abuse
This programme is a disgrace & should not be aired on TV. It makes these people look like saints when they are really money-grabbing rogues! Get rid of it off our screens....
BigK 6:43pm Wed 9 Jan Report Abuse
Can't believe you make these people out to be angels!! Only one thing motivates them - money! Without the commission do you really think they would bother? What about the times when they inform the wrong people? Or, the amount of family arguments and bust-ups they cause? And why don't you publish the amount in commission they get???
BigK 9:41am Wed 18 Jul Report Abuse
Sensitive and interesting
Really interesting. A great mix of clever detection, research methods, fascinating family histories and personal stories. Most impressive is the sensitive nature of dealing with difficult issues, lovely researchers and the intention of 'doing good' - giving money to the family and not the state. Well done. Can I join your office?
Betty 1:12pm Mon 23 Apr Report Abuse
Any news about A defector's strange disappearance?
Lauren Billiot 1:28pm Tue 31 Jan Report Abuse
isee it, i want it, its mine.
rasta far eye government.
true green 12:53pm Thu 24 Nov Report Abuse