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My sister, a beneficiary to my late fathers estate, wants to

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my sister, a beneficiary to my late fathers estate, wants to buy my late fathers house. The other beneficiaries have agreed to this verbally. The solicitor acting for the estate of which I am one of two executors, will not agree to a transfer of title with financial input and are insisting on a full contract of sale. We have been trying to move forward on this since November but to no avail. My sister is keen to get the process. Om pelted by 31stMarch in view of the changes to stamp duty on second properties. Can I insist that the solicitor deals with it as a transfer of title or must I adhere to his position?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
HiThank you for your questionMy name is ***** ***** do my best to help you but I need some further information firstHas the solicitor said why he wishes to do it this way?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
His position is that he is feels he must do things via a contract of sale because of the possibility of unknown repercussions in the future. He has bee no more specific than that.
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Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
How much is the Estate worth and how much is the house worth?