Is there anyway, in the UK, for an executor of a will to locate all the deceased person's assets? Or, to put it another way, how can one be sure that all the deceased person's assets have been located?
For example, suppose Mr A owns a 5-year bond and the only record of it is on a piece of paper, lost at the bottom a drawer, which never gets found. Moreover, suppose the deceased's spouse moves house before the bond matures and any correspondence concerning the bond is never forwarded to the new address and so no-one is alerted to he fact that he even owned the bond. What happens to the money?
I'm wondering if there is some sort of central register that can be scanned?
This is not just a hypothetical question.