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In Clare's absence I have been asked to consider your question.
Strictly speaking your friends sister would be entitled to a key.
If I have understood correctly they are both executors and beneficiaries - although you friend has a greater % interest - so they have the status.
The above being the case unless there is anything else then I would say the sister is entitled to a key if she has a financial interest in the property by virtue of her entitlement under her mothers Will.
That said, it would be most unlikely any proceedings would be brought against the estate upon such a limited issue.
Any clarification please ask.
I do fully understand your friends position. I for one would feel the same.
Although the answer was that she is entitled to a key - strictly speaking - I am not saying she should be given a key.
The reality is that the sister is unlikely to take any formal action. It would not be cost effective for her to commence any procedings. Although costs can be taken from the estate she would have to somehow funds the initial steps. No Solicitor would take on litigation on the basis that maybe they will get paid in the future.
I would suggest where possible maybe put a dead bolt on the inside of save for the one door to leave from.
A locksmith would not help as you have to proof you live there.
Technically she would be committing a criminal offence.
The sister may have a 'beneficial' interest but not a 'legal' interest.
A beneficial interest would not in the face of it give you the right to gain entry.
Hope this helps.
Have a fab holiday.....