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The solicitor,should have actioned this quicker. However if he was ill and then died there isn’t much you can do about it. Your mother’s Will stands and of your mother can’t change her will now then there is little to be done about that. If your mother can’t take up her duties as executor then others can be appointed in her palace. That is done by way of a codicil to the original Will. If your mother isn’t capable of instructing a codicil then you will need owe to examine the house and contents with a view to disposal.
I hope this helped you today. Please do let me know if I can clarify anything. I am always happy to help. You are always welcome to ask a follow up question if it will help you further.