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Fraser and Fraser – Public Health Funerals and Empty Homes Services.

As a firm of leading genealogists and international probate researchers, Fraser and Fraser truly understand the sensitivity that needs to be applied to issues such as tracing next-of-kin.

From the outset, we provide clarity regarding the process and costs involved, while at the same time providing you with the added security that all of your information is handled with strict confidentiality.

Our reliable results are built upon comprehensive experience, having worked with the Public Sector since 1971.

We support all Public Sector departments that require assistance with tracing next-of-kin via a number of services, including:

  • The probate research industry’s first Free Family Tree Checker
  • A case report update within 24 hours
  • An in-house broker division working with multiple insurance companies to provide Missing Beneficiary and Missing Will policies, secured at the best possible rates
  • Asset and Will Search services
  • Empty Property Assistance


Searching for next of kin? – It’s quicker, it’s easier and it’s stress free.


We understand the steps required in arranging a public funeral.

By referring your case to us, we can trace next-of-kin at no extra cost to the Local Authority. We’ll start searching immediately. If we are able to make an agreement with the next-of-kin, and therefore have authority to handle the estate, we can then take the rest of your responsibilities off your hands.


Dealing with a Property?


  • We specialise in tracing owners or their next-of-kin to properties that are either vacant, occupied illegally or falling into disrepair
  • Full property assessment, free of charge
  • Impartial advice as to which products best suit your needs
  • Property clearance and auction sale options
  • Assist in bringing the property to a standard where it can be utilised in order to sell on and acquire estate funds
  • A full valuation service, including historic valuations



  • We provide clarity on the processes and related costs involved with no hidden extras
  • Achieve resolution that is beneficial to all parties in a sensitive manner
  • Where required, assist in the process to recover funeral costs from the estate value



  • Probate valuations
  • Full property management and security
  • House clearance and auction sales
  • Empty property insurance
  • Energy Performance Certificates
  • Probate sales


For more information contact Anthony John on 020 7832 1400 or visit our website www.fraser.fr/localauthorities


Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.





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