This depends on the nature of the action that is being taken. Proceedings to establish and/or enforce an entitlement to a share in the estate of a deceased person must be commenced within a period of six years from the the date when the right to receive the share or interest accrued. This is generally the date of death. If a spouse or civil partner wishes to exercise their right to have the dwelling appropriated this must be notified within six months of the notification of the right from the personal representative or one year from the date of Probate. If this is not an action to appropriate a dwellinghouse the solicitor dealing with the estate or sale may be able to reach agreement to continue with the sale of the house and to hold the proceeds on trust pending settlement.
Unfortunately you will not be able to force the issue because you have not signed contracts yet. If the sale falls through, the auctioneer will return your deposit to you in full.
Thank you so much unfortunately its not the response i wanted to hear as it's my dream home. Apparantly the sibling was left nothing in the will due to a family feud / fallout.
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