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I am the executor, and only beneficiary of my brothers will.

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I am the executor, and only beneficiary of my brothers will. He has left me a narrow boat in his will. I'm afraid I am unable to afford the running costs this would involve. Can I refuse this bequest
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  JGM replied 1 year ago.
Legally you can refuse the bequest but you would still have to deal with it as executor. You would be better to sell it.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Many thanks for your reply. Can I also refuse the roll of executor?
Expert:  JGM replied 1 year ago.
Yes you can but if you are the beneficiary and there are any items of estate that would require an application for probate, such as a house or a large bank account, then refusing the role of executor would be counter productive to you as a beneficiary. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.
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