thank-you for the reply, it is most helpful. In addition, I wonder if I have any rights to veto the sale of the property if I have a 30% interest in it?
What would my next step be, contact the estate agent to make them aware that I have an interest in the house and my position as a benefactor, or would this be intermeddling?
I suspect also that she has accessed the estates finances and has already dispersed some of the estate between herself and my brother. I have no concrete proof of this beyond some posts on social media. This is supported by the proof of the house contents being removed and distributed to my brother, including a laptop (he accessed my dad fathers Skype account in error) and furniture. The will did not specify in detail how the estate was to be distributed.
thanks once again for your reply and valuable time,