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Recently my partner lost his father and the entire estate has

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Recently my partner lost his father and the entire estate has been left to him and his son (currently a minor of 11 years old and unable to access his share until he is 21). This includes money in accounts and a property that is to be sold. Currently the property is in a bad way but the executor of the will (a cousin) has already put the property on the market. Infact this was done even before my 'FIL' funeral. In four weeks she has already dropped the price without talking to my partner although he really wants to get the place stripped, clean and decorated. Unfortunately we live over 150 miles away and being on benefits at present are unable to take things into our own hands by doing it up to get the best price. We are currently waiting for probate and she has told us that no money can be released even when probate is given, to do these improvements etc, (the oath has been signed). All monies will be spilt once the property has been sold. What I am asking is this.... Does my partner have any say over what is done with the property or is it down to her completely and can monies be released from accounts once probate is given?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare and I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Do you beleive that the property is under priced in its current condition?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi there.


Yes we do but it also has the potential to be worth much more.


Trudie xx

Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
How much is the house worth and how much is it on the market for?
How much are the other assets worth?
Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 4 years ago.

Just a quick reminder, there is an information request here from the Expert. This means they need to know more details before they will be able to give you a full answer.

Thank you,