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I am making my will. Is it alright to have three people

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I am making my will. Is it alright to have three people appointed as executors of this or is there some limit on how many people to have?
I would also like to give them Power of Attorney which is obviously a different thing. Again is there a limit on how many people to have?

Hello - are these people related to you?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
they all are

You can have as many executors as you like in your will but the maximum number that can be on the Grant of Probate is 4.

The more executors you have, the more trouble there is going to be if they are all required to give signatures and/or agreement. In my experience, a reasonable number is ***** because you are creating administration problems if you have more than that.

Similarly, there is no limit on the number of Attorneys you have but the same comments apply as above:

here is a series of frequently asked questions on LPA’s

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you very much for a most helpful answer.