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The sale will still need to proceed, even though the seller has died.
A grant of probate will be made to the Seller's representatives and this will protect you, as you will know that the people selling (the names on the contract will need to change to those of the personal representatives) are authorised by the court to act on behalf the deceased lady.
Have you exchanged contracts already?
Okay. Then there is no obligation upon the seller to proceed at the present time. Inevitably, this is likely to delay matters.
I'm afraid there is no quick fix to this, as the seller is unlikely to want to proceed without having gone through probate. Equally, your solicitor will likely advise you not proceed until probate has been granted.
This the sellers do have the option of trying to expedite the probate request, given the ongoing potential sale, but that is entirely in their hands.
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