my mum's will states that her land ( address specified) should be left to her three children and not sold. She has since, however sold the land in question - before she died and bought a bungalow. Can we, the three children, now sell the bungalow and share the proceeds?Gene
Province/Country relating to question : Leicestershire
Thanks for your question. Please remember to rate my answer SMILEY FACE OR ABOVE so that I am credited for my time.Does the will state what happens to the residual estate?
Al monies to be shared equally among three children, and specific items to each child.
As the property has been sold, that gift fails.As such the new property is to be dealt with in accordance with the residual estate.So the new property can be sold and split between 3 children once probate has been granted.So the answer is yes. Please remember to click *** SMILEY FACE *** or above so that I am credited for my time. Thank you. Important: If you feel the need to rate as one of the lower two scores, it counts as negative feedback so please reply to me via the REPLY with any further questions you may have. I will be happy to assist you further.
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