We had started to clear the house as agreed with mums solicitor as there was nothing of any value just a lifetime of bits and bobs and the usual every day contents. As the house is an hour and half away from where I live we were just doing what we could on spare weekends. We never completely cleared it as my sister Tracy complained to the Solicitor that she had been to the house and items had been removed . The Solicitor then said not to remove anything else which we haven,t . You need to understand that my sister has a mental problem and is prone to drink. Most of her text messages threatening me are sent in the middle of the night. This is not an attack on her personality but her manner over many years has been one without empathy to anyone and she is entirely money driven, this would be confirmed by all members of my mums family.
House not on market yet as probate not applied for. My sister believes she was to have the jewelry and to give it out as she decided however this was not in the will and certainly not the belief of other family members. i was made power of attorney as my mum did not trust Tracy. Because she has made such a fuss the Solicitor is insisting that all the jewelry be returned to him for valuation. I have offered an Independent Valuation but he will not accept this and my mums sisters are not willing to hand back their keepsakes. These items are of sentimental value and have very little monetary value and were distributed in the first place with the knowledge of the solicitor. Can my sister dictate this and can the Solicitor insist on all items returning for valuation.??? Family members are all over the country and not just able to pop round with them. The property cannot be sold until probate is granted and I am trying to uphold a business and could well do with my inheritance but primarily I am worried that it is deteriorating and so to the value