Hi, could you please confirm that you/your Solicitor are in England or Wales? If so, could you clarify if your Solicitor has to prepare any Estate Accounts for the Estate or was it a case that the net proceeds of Sale should just have been distributed between the beneficiaries on the day of completion? Are the Solicitors also dealing with the Estate generally and who are the Executors? Kind Regards Al
Hi Frank, I'm afraid I will need to opt out as I am an English Solicitor. Kind Regards Al
1. Dear Frank, as executor you need to act in the interests of the estate and essentially transfer the legal file relating to the estate to a different firm of solicitors. If this firm are overworked and understaffed, then get a different legal firm. There is no point in having the solicitors sitting on the money indefinitely, making excuses. That is just a waste of time. I also regret to say that firms of solicitors who sit on money are acting in their own interests in setting the monies in their client account against other borrowed funds. So, you should move the file to a different firm of solicitors and get a firm that has staff to do the work to finish the estate. If this firm don't immediately release the monies to a new firm, then it is time to call in the Law Society as it suggests that the solicitors have solvency problems and you might not see your money at all. So, move to a different firm.
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