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The situation is,a neighbour died recently and bequeted various amounts to people who helped him over the years. None of these people are relatives and I include myself. My problem is while the solicitor responsible for the estate has notified us of our entitlement by post and informed us that it would take anything from 8 Months to a year to complete the probate. In the mean time the person who said he is the executor is removing van loads from the property. Is he entitled to do this.?
I think thesituation in RoI is the same as UK whereby the executor is under a duty to actin the best interest of the beneficiaries. There is no requirement to wait forprobate before dealing with any assets which do not require probate. I willhowever transfer this to RoI law so that an expert in that area can comment.
It will move cats shortly. meanwhile please don't reply or it comes back to me. Thanks