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Who is "someone else"?
Have you reported this theft to police?
Who is executor?
We need full background please.
Hi, thanks for the quick reply.
The somebody else is my cousins boyfriend (he's a gypsy). He also has somebody else living on the property.
We have reported the theft to the police, but they said it was a civil matter.
The executor of the will are my grandparents who have both passed away.
Hope this helps
If he has takenstuff from the property which he is not entitled to, it most certainly is acriminal matter and you might want to refer the matter to a higher rankingpolice officer.
Meanwhile, this isabout as much a do it yourself job is taking your own appendix out.
You need to see asolicitor urgently to get an injunction to prevent any more items being removedfrom the property and to give you access.
The solicitorshould threaten the application and if necessary make an emergency applicationto court. If the culprit continues or disobey is the injunction, he is liableto be arrested.
You are going toneed executors for the will and in that respect, that requires a courtapplication to have executors appointed.
If the house isregistered at the land registry, then the preregistration title deeds or oflittle if any value.
If it is notregistered at the land registry, not having the title deeds can beproblematical but not insurmountable because the property will need to beregistered.
With regard to thewill, you are going to need to make an application to the probate registry fora grant of probate in any event before the house can be dealt with or sold.
Just moving backfor a moment to the deeds, if he does indeed have them, that also is theft.
His piece of paperis, to be frank, worthless except to prove perhaps that he may be owed somemoney from the estate.
The first thing Iwould do tomorrow is make an appointment to go and see a solicitor because thisneeds to be jumped on sooner rather than later. A letter from the solicitor tothe police (you can hand deliver it) might focus the police mind with regard tothe criminal element of this/theft.
There is no easyway to deal with this and I urge you to act as quickly as you can tomorrow
Does that answerthe question?
Can I assistfurther?
I am off-lineshortly until tomorrow but will pick this up then
Hi, thanks for the reply, it has put our mind at east alot.
We do have a solicitor but she is moving very slowly and doesn't seem to be in any rush which is a little infuriating. She is also often on holiday. The reason we are using her is because she knows the family history inside and out.
I may need to contact for further tomorrow for a little more advice if that is ok.
Thank you very much
I am glad it's putyour mind at rest but I was so frustrated reading your account thatt I feltlike I wanted to go and bash the sc-mbag with a stick!
It is your decisionbut sometimes you are better getting a fresh pair of eyes looking at thisbecause it certainly appears that this solicitor is a little complacent(forgive me for saying that please).
I should be aroundfor most of tomorrow on and off-line so please feel free to post up.
Meanwhile, pleasedon't forget to rate my answer positively so that I get some credit for mytime. The thread does remain open even though the site gives you the impressionthat it will close. It does not
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