How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Aston Lawyer Your Own Question
Aston Lawyer
Aston Lawyer, Solicitor
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 10772
Experience:  Solicitor LLB (Hons) 23 years of experience in Conveyancing and Property Law
Type Your Law Question Here...
Aston Lawyer is online now

Type your legal question here omg its a bit hard to explain

This answer was rated:

Type your legal question here omg its a bit hard to explain but here goes.... In Feb this year my dad died, He did have a will so that's fine and I was mentioned in it, now the tricky question is my brother and sister had the will read without telling me, they put his house up for sale without consulting me and sold it, to this day I haven't had no correspondence from the solicitor who is handling it, now I am wondering if it was done underhand as I have no idea of the breakdown of whats what. They emptied his house and I was not allowed to go round there when it was still under probate, my dads furniture was put out in the front garden so anyone could take it, could they do that? please I need advice as the house sold on 12th august and I still haven't received anything.
Hello and thanks for using Just Answer.
My name is ***** ***** am happy to assist you with your enquiry.
I am sorry to hear of your situation.
From what you say, I believe your brother and sister were probably appointed as Executors of your Dad's Will. As such, they and only they, have the duty to deal with your Dad's Estate and sort out the sale of his house/deal with his personal belongings and other assets.
Having said that, they are under a duty to carry out your Dad's wishes under the terms of his Will, and should notify all beneficiaries named in the Will of their entitlement.
I can't therefore say whether they have carried out their duties correctly without seeing the Will.
However, on the basis that Probate has been granted (and this would have been necessary in order to sell the house), the Will becomes a public document and any member of the public is entitled to obtain a copy for a nominal fee from Leeds Probate Registry.
I would therefore suggest that you obtain a copy of the Will so you ccan then establish if there has been any wrongdoing and to see exactly what you have been left. If it turns out that they have not followed the terms of the Will, you would need to instruct your own Solicitor to contact your brother and sister or their Solicitor.
Here is the link telling you how to obtain a copy of the Will.
(Sorry- you will need to copy and paste the above link).
I hope this assists and sets out the legal position.
If so, I would be grateful if you could rate my answer.
Good luck!
Kind Regards
Aston Lawyer and 2 other Law Specialists are ready to help you