Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further informtaion first.
Why is a Deed of variation needed?
Why did they need to step down?
What is the extent of the Estate and is he the sole beneficiary?
What explanation has been given for the delay?
Is there a solicitor involved?
have you seen a copy of this Deed?
It is inportant to know exactly what the Deed says you cannot replace Executors in this way
Did his brother leave a Will?
Poor young man.
I see no basis on which this Deed of Variation is necessary.
If it is not made then the money goes into the Brother's estate and then to your son in law - so he has no need to worry about the time limit.
Instead he should be writing to the Executors pointing out that they are personally liable to him for the prompt administration of the estate and that in the vent of further delay he will
apply to the court to have them replaced since they appear NOT to be administering the Estate correctly
He should also point out that they may be liable for any expenses incurred which were NOT necessary.
Please ask if you need further details
No they do not have to do so until the Estate is wound up