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I was left 2.5% of my mothers estate in the will, After

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I was left 2.5% of my mothers estate in the will, After probate, the exectures send me a cheque for the percentage of the probate order of about £3,500, I never accepted the cheque and never cashed it, Now they build house on part of the ground increasing the value considerably, Can i claim a percentage of that
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Buachaill replied 1 year ago.

1. Dear *****, I regret to say that your entitlement to a 2.5% of your mother's estate gives you no rights to any house being built on ground owned by the estate or the other beneficiaries. You are limited to taking the 2.5% of the estate and nothing else. You cannot chose what you are entitled to. So, you should go back and cash the cheque.

Expert:  Buachaill replied 1 year ago.

2. A beneficiary is limited to the interest in the estate to which the will gives him or her. you cannot chose what you want. Nor can you seek to obtain rights in some other property simply by failing to cash a cheque which represents your inheritance.

Expert:  Buachaill replied 1 year ago.

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