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In what is in effect, a family at war (3 sisters and a brother) can one beneficiary force the executor to sell a property and distribute whatever surplus there is to the beneficiaries? (The property, approx. value of £80,000 was left in the parent's will in equal parts to all 4 children) Regards ***** *****
The executor is a local solicitors in the North East. Not totally sure of the name as the eldest sister wont let anyone know; but I think it is Hedley's in Fawcett St, Sunderland
The dispute is that the eldest sister, bizarrely wants the house to stay unsold and act as a sort of museum/mausoleum to the mother. She chose the estate agents to sell the property but is never available to let anyone in to view it (and has the only keys).
The two youngest siblings, in essence don't care or take no interest. They just want an easy life and do whatever the eldest says: Though in effect there is very little communication between siblings as they have never gotten on.
The eldest sister holds the mothers bank account card and PIN too which at the mothers death (Feb 2014) held around £4000
Hope this helps.
I believe so, yes