At the beginning of your Will, you will need to appoint
Executors, who will also act as Trustees. So, I wasn't referring to the "Tenants in common".
The Executors/Trustees will normally be 2 family memebers, who will have the job of administering your Estate and making sure the property is amintained as it should be and overseeing the payment of rent and the other provisions relating to the property as mentioned in your Will. It is therefore wise NOT to appoint Derek or the
children as Trustees, to avoid their interests being conflicted.
Executors clause- "I appoint X of***** Anytown and Y of 3 High Close, Anytown to be the Executors and Trustees of this my Will".
If you would prefer your children to deal with administering your Estate, you could appoint them as Executors, and then appoint 2 other people as Trustees. However, it would be normal for the same 2 people to act as Executors and Trustees.
I would always people to ask a local Wills Solicitor to draft their Wills, to avoid any problems in the future and so that full advice can be given.
I hope this assists.