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1. House and contents usually means the house and the furniture. There is, however, a grey area as regards ***** ***** cash in the house and other valuables. I would say that cash in the house would not be part of the legacy to your sister but the jewellery probably is. 2. The executor can't do anything other than safeguard assets until he is confirmed by the court. 3. Once the executor transfers the property. Moveable property isn't an issue but the house requires a formal conveyance usually by a solicitor. 4. She can't remove cash or anything else as she isn't the executor. It would technically be theft but I'm afraid the police are unlikely to be interested in this so civil action may have to be taken by other interests beneficiaries through the civil courts. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am creditd for my time.