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Is it intended that the property is to be sold please or do you propose to make an offer to buy out your brother's share?
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answer to your question is, the property will be sold and I can't afford to buy my brother out.
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Joshua, thank you, but my question was about my access to the house. As a beneficiary, am I allowed entry to the house when my brother and his 'stuff' have been shifted? Do the execs have the power to keep me out of the property, and can they then sell the house for peanuts without checking with me and my brother before they do?
The executors duties are to secure the assets of the estate for the benefit of the beneficiaries of the estate. Where there is only one beneficiary in practical terms that beneficiary can to a large extent call the shots but where there are more than one beneficiary they have to consider all the beneficiaries in respect of their actions...
In this case I am regret that they do not have to allow you access because they must have regard to the property of the estate in respect of your brother's interests. You could for example (and I do not for a moment suggest that you would) remove property from the house for yourself without the executors knowledge or damage the property in some way. The executors could be liable to the other beneficiary(ies) for loss
If you are concerned with regard to costs there is nothing stopping you suggesting cheaper alternatives to contractors the executors are proposing to use. In terms of access and so on if you feel it is possible consider speaking to your brother and making your proposal. I appreciate you may not be on ideal terms but if he consents to your access and confirms as such to the executors there is no reason you should not be given access.
Didn't read my question, so the answer was meaningless. Waste of money.