New Zealand Law
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You can claim the actual bills which you paid, although the time spent on the property may need to be justified and agreed by the others, although as executor you can organise this work and seek reimbursement
Under the Administration Act you technically need to to get court approval, but in a family situation you should explain what you have done and how this has added value to the property to get a much better value for the sale. They should agree, but if they get difficult, as the executor you do have the power to spend the money where needed and get reimbursement
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There are legal texts such as Neville on Wils and Trusts, which may be in your library, but otherwise is sold for about $150
You can also look at Wikipedia