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In Scots law, the Crown can claim ownerless property. Where we deal with property, its realised value is paid by the QLTR into the Scottish Consolidated Fund. The QLTR's Policies set out the Office's approach to dealing with particular types of property and assets.  See also our sections on ownerless propertyunclaimed personal estates and the claiming, valuation and allocation of portable antiquities found in Scotland

The Crown's representative in Scotland is the Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer (QLTR). The current QLTR is David Harvie, the Crown Agent. The QLTR is supported by the QLTR department.

This site also hosts information about the National Ultimus Haeres Unit, Hamilton (NUHU). And see also: Reporting a death and unclaimed estates.


We have changed the way we work in response to the Coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak and would ask that all communication with the QLTR office is by email only. Email us at: enquiries@qltr.gov.uk. Unless we have asked you to send us original documents by post, please otherwise send us scanned copies only, in PDF format, attached to your email. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will provide an update on this website if there any changes. Please also note:

Company restoration cases - also depend on Companies House. Please check their website for the latest position: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/companies-house ​. Applications to QLTR for payments following a company's restoration - can be submitted to us by email. Completed forms and supporting documentation, including copies of identification documents, should be scanned into a single PDF and sent to enquiries@qltr.gov.uk 

Treasure trove  -   the Treasure Trove Unit is running a reduced service. Please visit their website for the latest position: Treasure Trove Scotland   

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