If the people living there have found the box are they allowed to keep it or should it have been take to the police
How long ago was this? Do youknow what is in the box?
I have no idea my father said everything I needed to know about my family was in the box I do not know why he did not let me know then maybe it was because he kept bank books and money etc in there usually The biggest problem is it was back in 1974 If no one has had the electrics done which my Father would have had done and was only there approx 2 years if that , then there is a possibility it is still there If the people Mum gave the house to are still there then they will be elderly now which may be the reason they do not answer my letters I am not expecting to find it but need to put my mind at rest as it is bothering me I let my Dad down but if there is the slightest chance of it there I do not know if you are allowed to keep things that some one left in the house, it is under the floor boards I know the exact spot
You are really at the mercy ofwhoever lives in the house now. The house could have changed hands lots oftimes. It could be rented out.
You can get a copy of thedeeds and hence find out the names of the owners for 3 pounds. Here https://eservices.landregistry.gov.uk/www/wps/portal/!ut/p/b1/04_SjzS0tDQwMTIxMjLXj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfGjzOKNjSxMDA1NjDwsjM3MDTxN3dyNDUNMjQ1MjPWDU_P0c6McFQH3SLFU/
There is no court applicationthat you could make for a court order, although you could, as you said, offer afinancial incentive.
If there were things in the boxbelonging to your father, then they now belong to the beneficiaries in exactlythe same way that anything left in a cupboard would belong to the beneficiaries.
To be frank, I think thechances of finding it and what happened to it remote.
I appreciate that this is notwhat you wanted to hear, but there is no point in me misleading you
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Thank you very much for all your help with a difficult problem and looking into it so thoroughly I appreciated it and certainly know where to come if I have any more problems that need advice, Thank you Marlene
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