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To come at this from the other end the executor will eventually have authority to deal with the estate. Part of the job of the executor is to gather paperwork etc. to find out the extent of the estate.
No one else has authority to remove items.
The executor has no duty to account to the family or beneficiaries until the estate has been ascertained , probate granted, debts paid and the estate is ready to be distributed. This will be at least 6 months after probate has been granted.
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These things can and sadly do often take a lot of time. Technically at this stage in time you cannot categorically say that they are doing anything which is to the detriment of the beneficiaries.
You can threaten them with an application to court to remove him as an executor and ask the court to award all the legal costs against him. Here is an article on removing and substituting executors. Usually,a letter from a solicitor (costs about £150 plus VAT) will focus their mind http://www.wrighthassall.co.uk/articles/2013/04/04/removing-and-substituting-executors/