Heirless Estate Law and Legal Definition

Heirless estate is the property of a person who dies intestate leaving no heirs. The state takes possession of an heirless estate. The state will conduct an auction of the property and the revenue collected will be put to governmental funds. However, states try to find through paper publication and other procedures, other relatives of the deceased who has succession rights to the estate. States take possession of the property only after going through all the procedures.