What the letter states is their Solicitors has raised the question of his own costs in respect of the instruction to him from my siblings . He has put it in writing to me his clients(my siblings) will be looking to you - meaning us the Executors personally make good their legal fees and he invites me to agree.in principle, that we the Executors will pay personally his reasonable charges.
Obviously for the moment I do not know what those charges will be - but in the telephone conversation he did indicate that we were looking in the region of £600 plus VAT and disbursements.
Their Solicitor has also indicated that the only reason that his clients felt compelled to consult with him independently was because he and they take the view that there was little if any consultation with your siblings as your co Residuary Beneficiaries about the Estate generally
Our Solicitor has stated to us - that if she was unsuccessful in challenging this, then we - the Executors would be personally liable not only for his costs - but also for my own costs in defending this matter, which as I am sure you will appreciate will become quite substantial over a period of time
With regards ***** ***** Father's Headstone they say they are not wiling to pay - unless we are willing to consult with them!!! WHICH WE INTENDED TO ANYWAY
ALSO DO WE NEED TO PAY INTEREST- LOSS OF INTEREST IF THE
AGAIN THEIR SOLICITOR is stating that as the legacies were not paid within a year of the date of death then you will - us the Executors will be responsible for the additional interest due on those legacies for the period from the year after date of death to date of final payment of o.3%
IS THEY SUCH CLAUSE THAT WE MUST PAY WITHIN A YEAR- AND SHOULD OUR SOLICITORS ADVISED US ABOUT THIS?
ALSO BEING SELF EMPLOYED - HOW MUCH CAN MY HUSBAND CLAIM FOR - AS SIBLINGS DID NOT OFFER TO HELP CLEAR THE HOUSE- AND 1 WK DURING THE FUNERAL AND I WK AFTER - TWO WEEKS OF IN TOTAL - WITH NO PAY . SHOULD HE NOT
CLAIM FOR THIS OR CLEARING THE HOUSE WHICH TOOK HIM WEEKS, THE GARDEN MAINTENANCE AND TAKING STUFF TO THE TO CHARITY SHOPS
Also want a list of Chattels and copy of inventory of where everything went- and my siblings were not invited to attend the house to chose any chattel as a keepsake a memento
Reason being they had access to the house - spare keys and took stuff before we my Father passed away- as he was in a home
even took my tools and plants from the garden
Also want A list of chattels what charities and value of chattels
Just goes on - ...... unnecessary wasting Solicitors time- as they stated they did not want anything to keep anyway
My father had very old furniture of not real value- and that is why it went to charity shops- no one would buy this old furniture