FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

22 March 2021

FOI REQUEST  this is a separate request for the attention of the teams listed be*****

This is a new request for new information only. It is not a repeated request.

Please could you kindly send me any information you may hold relating to persons who are/were known to the Council via any of the fol*****ing teams and who have died with:
- no  known next of kin (defined as blood relatives) OR
- where you have been unable to engage with or locate any KNOWN next of kin

Please provide details of cases that have occurred or come to your attention since 1/1/21 to the day of your reply or as close as possible. 


The name of the team responsible varies but exists within all County Councils, London Boroughs, Unitary & Metropolitan District Councils.


Team names:

  • Deputyship 
  • Appointeeship 
  • Adult social care
  • Client Finance Team 
  • Protection of Property 
  • Financial Assessment 
  • Other team name whereby Council official(s) were charged with handling the financial affairs of the (now deceased) person

Please provide as much of the fol*****ing information as you can:


 1. full names of deceased persons,
 2. dates of death,
 3. marital status,
 4. maiden surnames of married or widowed females,
 5. dates of birth or ages at death,
 6. last known addresses,
 7. estimated value of estates,
 8. date(s) when the information was passed (or information that
 is about to be or likely to be passed) to the Government Legal Department (formerly Treasury Solicitor) or the Duchy of Lancaster or Cornwall or any other 3rd party, or, confirmation that this will not be happening and the reason why.


East Herts Council Response

23 March 2021


Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is published on our website at

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.


Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Telephone 0303 123 1113


It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.