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WHAT HAPPENS IF AN EXECUTOR RECEIVES A COUNCIL TAX BILL AFTER

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WHAT HAPPENS IF AN EXECUTOR RECEIVES A COUNCIL TAX BILL AFTER THE ESTATE HAS BEEN FULLY PAID OUT.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare and I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Had the executor protected him or herself by publishing the Statutory Notices?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Statutory Notices were not published

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Who was the Residuary beneficiary?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Six grandchildren of my late mother.

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Then I am afraid that if they will not cover the debt you as executor are personally liable for the amount due.
The fact that you were not aware of the position sadly does not absolve you from paying it.
That is why the Statutory Notices, although rarely used now are in fact important - they would have protected you
I am sorry not to give you better news. Please ask if you need further details
Clare