Thank you for the prompt acknowledgement. I have been out for the day only returning mid evening.
I am 95% sure that the parcel of land in question was not sold with the rest of the Estate in 1923. Certainly for the purposes of the advice I need now it can be assumed that it was not.
However, one point before you proceed please -
When I posed my question this morning it was on the basis that one of your Expert colleagues under the name of 'Senior Partner' was to field the question and respond.
I have had advice from him or her in the past and know that he or she is a specialist within the Probate field with substantial professional practising experience behind them.
I am conscious that my question is an unusual one and I think will rely upon significant experience within that field to a greater extent than usual.
I can see that you have an impressive track record in the provision of advice in your capacity as a Just Answer Expert but across a huge width of the spectrum of the many different areas of legal work.
However, I have doubt as to whether anyone - however talented - covering pretty well all non contentious fields as well as contentious fields (both civil and criminal) could provide me with advice which advances my understanding of the position at this stage.
I had assumed that 'Senior Partner' would be dealing with this as the banner on my Just Answer Page indicated.
With sincere respect for your obvious professional ability generally, unless you are confident that you will be able to provide authoritative advice on this ( non mainstream ) topic I would prefer that my question be referred to your moderator to check why 'Senior Partner' is not dealing with it as Just Answer's web page indicated when I elected to ask the question.
What has happened please ?
I have not received any reply to my response to you of 2nd March @ 18.53.
Thanks for the message - my last one to you was prompted by an e mail from Just Answer asking for me to give feedback as if the whole thing was done and dusted so I began to wonder if you had replied and it was in cyberspace.
I'll wait for the outcome of your enquiries.
Hi Senior Partner
Thanks for your overview on this. I needed to know that I was not overlooking any avenue which might have been more simple.
One point though if I may on which your experience in this field is important -
Assuming my enquiries/research confirm that :-
(1) title to the land in question was duly transferred by the Executors of the 1880 owner after his death in 1906 to the niece in accordance with his Will under the terms and
(2) it was not sold or otherwise disposed of by the niece during her lifetime and
(3) it was not sold or otherwise disposed of by the niece's Executors after her death in 1926
then who has the power to sell it to me now ? Some variety of the descendants of the niece's Executors or the descendants of those beneficially entitled under the terms of the nieces Will ?
If the latter can I obtain good title from anything less than 100% of those 'beneficially entiled descendants' ie if I could trace and persuade only say 75% of those descendants to participate in a sale to me would any purported sale to me fail technically ?
As far the former are concerned what happens in situations such as the one here where there is a valid Will appointing 2 Executors but they both die before disposing of all the Estate properly ? Surely there is some mechanism to have some appropriate person(s) appointed to exercise official powers fully to dispose of the deceased Estate according to the terms of the valid Will ?
I'd be grateful for your final bit of steerage on the above
Hello Senior Partner
Thanks for that. I'll contnue my research with your comments in mind.
Thanks for the addendum to complete matters.
I'll now do the formalities with Just Answer. Hope you don't decide you've had enough of us all just yet since I'll have more questions on this one in another year or 18 months I'm sure