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A lady has recently died who has left three daughters two of

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A lady has recently died who has left three daughters two of which are trustees/executors of the will. Unfortunately neither sister gets on and one of which has been handling the finances in the later months paying herself and family members for various chores. Now the mother has died she won't discuss anything and says she can't find the bank statements or any paperwork.
The bank has been approached by the second trustee/executor and they (Nationwide Building Society) and they have said the only person who has the right to see the statements is the one that registered the death.
Is this correct or how can the joint trustee/executor force the situation so they can inspect the details to ensure there is no foul play.?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
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The Building Society are incorrect - the person who registered the death has no rights at all.
If they have been shown a Will confirming the identity of the Executors then they shoudl give that person sufficient details of the account for Probate to be applied for.
Once probate has been granted the Executors are entitled to ask for full bank statements - although there may be a cost in obtaining these
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