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I am a solicitor in Scotland. Can you tell me why this was done as opposed to the rent just being paid to your late landlord's executor or the executor's solicitor? I also don't understand your question. Can you explain your situation a little more?
Thank you for clarifying that. I see what the difficulty is. I would get your own solicitor to speak to the estate solicitors to try to get a resolution for this. Until then you can declare the account as a "rent account" and give the explanation to the Council that the balance is in fact a debt which is being resolved. The Council can use their discretion to disregard the account when making their assessment.