If your cousin died and your mother inherited from that state, and your mother then died, before the cousins estate is distributed, then your mother still inherits. If your mother died before your cousin but your mother obviously left children, then children would inherit the mother’s share which is how the rules of intestacy work.
Getting the uncle to deal with matters is not a consideration.
The social worker has no more right to hang onto the keys than I do.
You need to write to the head of social services saying that if there is a problem with the house such as burglary or leakage of frost damage or fire or anything else, you will hold them responsible because you need to be able to go and inspect the property.
Probate could take six months and whoever you are dealing with clearly doesn’t know what day of the week it is!
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That only applies to new threads, not this one. You have me exclusively on this one.