Yes, that is correct, however you are not automatically and executor. You would need to apply to become the administrator of the estate. Once you have done this, you should be allowed entry to the property. If this is a rented property you can gain entry from the landlord or agency, alternatively you will need the keys from the previous owner. You will want to check the value of the estate, however you should not clear the house until such times as the probate is done.
I shall provide you with a helpful link that will assist you in finding a solicitor/representative near your local area. This will provide you with someone nearby your area who can assist you if required.
I hope this information proved helpful. You will find a local solicitor who deals with these matters on the law society webpage which is as follows;
https://www.lawsoc-ni.org/solicitors (N. Ireland)
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