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Are there any provisions that permit unclaimed funds originally deposited with the Court Funds Office to be repaid to the original person who deposited them if those funds remain unclaimed after a certain amount of years?

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Produced in partnership with Ryan Turner of Lamb Chambers
Published on LexisPSL on 22/05/2019

The following Dispute Resolution Q&A Produced in partnership with Ryan Turner of Lamb Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Are there any provisions that permit unclaimed funds originally deposited with the Court Funds Office to be repaid to the original person who deposited them if those funds remain unclaimed after a certain amount of years?

For the purposes of this Q&A, it has been assumed that monies due to an untraced landlord following a claim for enfranchisement of a leasehold property pursuant to the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (LRHUDA 1993).

Where a person believes that they are entitled to claim an unclaimed fund in court, they should apply to the court where the case originated for information on how to apply for payment out. The request for payment out would need to specify the reason for the making of any application, any available details as to the relevant beneficiary of the fund, when sums were paid, amounts and any other information or documentation relevant to tracing the amounts held at the Court Funds Office.

If the court of origin cannot deal with the applicati

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