Thank you for your answer.
We are not concerned about the eventual estate as we do not expect to inherit anything - it is more a concern about the present and the fact that she asked us to look after things for her. She has not seen the nephew (as he did not visit when he delivered a Christmas card) and we do not have any contact details for him. In the meantime she has a flat full of furnishings and belongings that will not fit into her care home and we have been asked to do something about them - as the only people to visit her. In the event of us not being able to contact him what would you advise? Thank you for your help
I will pass on and discuss your answer with my sister. You have been very helpful and clarified a difficult situation for us.
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