Covert Investigations & Surveillance

Covert Investigations & Surveillance Limited,
2 Hampton Road
CF14 4AH

Tel: 029 2091 3294
Fax: 029 2091 0011


registration number- 04930099

At Covert we offer a wide range of services in investigation and surveillance to the business, legal, insurance and private sectors. The company was established in 2003 and its directors are members of the Association of British Investigators and The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
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Heir Hunting FAQ's

Why have you contacted me?

We have contacted you as our research shows you may be a potential heir to an estate we are currently researching.

What does it cost me?

It costs you nothing as our fees are always based on a fixed agreed percentage of what you receive. So if you receive nothing, you pay nothing.

Do I pay you any money upfront?

No, we will not ask you for any money.

Is this is also called ‘Heir Hunting’?

Yes, our work has recently been popularised by the BBC programme.

How did you get my details?

We use open source intelligence to research cases and all the information we have sustained is in the public domain.

What if I am contacted by another company?

There is every possibility you will be contacted by a company similar to ours as this is a competitive industry and no company is directly appointed to research your case.

Why haven’t you told me the name of the deceased?

The simple answer is; we take on a case at our own expense and spend time and money researching a said case attempting to establish your link to the unclaimed estate. If we provided you with the name of the estate prior to you signing our fee agreement you could easily claim the estate yourself and we would not be paid for our time and expenses.

What happens once I have signed?

Once we receive the signed fee agreement we will lodge your claim to the relevant authorities. Then when the claim is admitted, it is normal procedure for a solicitor to be appointed and we have a panel of solicitors for you to choose from that we can highly recommend.
The solicitor will then administer the case, by paying any liabilities and only then can the inheritance be distributed to all heirs.

Will I receive a Family Tree?

Yes, only on completion of the case you will be provided with a family tree.

Are my personal details secure?

Yes, we strongly adhere to the Data Protection Act and none of your information will be provided to any third parties, nor will the information be passed to ‘new’ relatives without your previous agreement.


Association of British Investigators

The Principals of Covert Investigations & Surveillance Ltd are Full Members of the Association of British Investigators.
The Association of British Investigators is endorsed by The Law Society of England & Wales and the Service Provider scheme of The Law Society of Scotland