You are really at the mercy of
whoever lives in the house now. The house could have changed hands lots of
times. It could be rented out.
You can get a copy of the
deeds 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 application
that you could make for a court order, although you could, as you said, offer a
If there were things in the box
belonging to your father, then they now belong to the beneficiaries in exactly
the same way that anything left in a cupboard would belong to the beneficiaries.
To be frank, I think the
chances of finding it and what happened to it remote.
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