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Could you please confirm what the Will says as to who gets what and is there any specific mention of the house?
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the will specified that all five grandchildren got 5000 each and the remainder of the money left from property was mine
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If the Will does just stipulate that the grandchildren receive £5,000 and then whatever is left is due to you, then you are under a duty to pay any outstanding bills/debts first and then distribute the monies in accordance with the Will.
The fact that your Mother may have mentioned in passing to various family members that they would receive £X has no legal standing whatsoever, and the terms of the Will stand. Only if a party makes a claim against the Estate (normally where a financially dependent family member has not been left reasonable financial provision) would you need to distribute the monies otherwise than in accordance with what the Will says.
You therefore need to be strong and not swayed by the other family members.
I hope this assists you.
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