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As seen on Channel 4’s new series – Key To A Fortune

Blanchard’s specialise in tracing heirs to estates when somebody has died without a Will – known as Intestacy! As “Key to a Fortune” shows, there are thousands of properties left empty around the UK with owners who have passed away with no next of kin.

If no one brought said estates to our attention then the rightful owners would never be notified! If you have seen us on the show and want to get in touch, please select from one of the following options and fill in a quick form and one of our agents will endeavour to get back to you!

What is Key To A Fortune?

Key To A Fortune is a primetime TV show appearing on Channel 4. The show explores numerous cases where the deceased has left a high value property with no close family to claim. Blanchards prominently feature on every episode, providing 5 of the 6 the cases for the show. Each year millions of pounds worth or properties go unclaimed after being left by the deceased. When someone passes away, it is our job to locate their nearest heirs and transfer estate to the correct party. In some instances the estates can be small, in others, substantial. The cases depicted on the show are some of our larger estates due to having a large property attached.

Key To A Fortune displays the heirs of these estates learning of their new found fortune. The show dives into the properties and potential value of the the home despite often being outdated. With this, a property developer also weighs in on what can be done to bring the property into the 21st century, thus increasing its value further. Property is just one aspect of the show. There is also the factor of relatives who have never met or have grown estranged reconnecting. In our industry we have seen countless families become introduced or reconnect over their shared claim to a relatives estate. Key To A Fortune highlights this as well as presenting the difficult decision of what to do with the property they all have entitlement to.

Contact us

If you know of a deceased estate or empty property you wish to refer please contact us below

    You have helped me solve a lifelong search and thanks to you I’m now in contact with my Dad’s biological Mother. Thank you so much!

    Danielle, Kent

    I am amazed that you found me after I moved abroad and I’m so grateful for the inheritance that I would have not know otherwise about.

    Robert, Perth, Australia

    Blanchards could be considered a public service really as we'd never known otherwise about a first cousin's estate. The company's charges are reasonable and the people there very pleasant to deal with.
    My family's thanks to all the team

    John Kenny

    Thank you very much for your diligent research and prompt payout too. You are providing a valuable service.

    Helen, Cheshire

    A big thank you from my brother and I for all of your hard work. It was an unexpected surprise and we are delighted with the result.

    June, Devon

    This has been an interesting journey in regards to our family tree. We are so grateful for all your team’s effort in bringing this to a conclusion.

    Mrs Booth, Yorkshire

    The whole service, tracking me down in a different country, guiding me through all the legal formalities, the care and patience shown, the professionalism in taking care of all liabilities, liaising with my own accountants, solicitors in what was a very stressful period in my life.

    Brian, Canada

    Once again, thank you very much. My family and I are very happy with the service and communication throughout this lengthy case.

    Molly, Bedfordshire

    The prompt responses from a dedicated named person to oversee everything. Because of Covid, delays were inevitable obtaining probate etc and it took around 18 from the start and payment. I am in awe of how efficient the service has been.

    Mr Cottey, Canada