I am an executor along with both my sisters. All three have equal access to the solicitors and I have not given any authority to the solicitors to deal solely with my sister. She is perhaps the one who "shouts loudest" but has no more authority than myself or my other sister. The £900 was half the cost of the work required and was demanded by the buyers solicitors. My sister informed me of this and I advised her that under no circumstances would I agree to this and I would be prepared to cancel the sale and resell to somebody else. I asked her about it last week and she said it had not been mentioned. My solicitor advised me to day that my sister had authorised the deduction without consulting me further. Nor did the solicitor contact me as an executor. Myself and my two sisters are equal beneficiaries. The money involved is of no consequence. It is a point of principle on who can act and with what authority.
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