He was a deputy, his client died, then became an executor with another member of his firm. Sold properties in order to wind up the estate. He now issuing out notices i.e s21 signing himself as landlord.
Another name for an executor is apersonal representative. The executors are the personal representatives of thedeceased and act as though they are the deceased although they can only usemoney and act in what is the best interest of the beneficiaries, collectively.There is no problem therefore with the executor signing himself as landlord anddealing with the properties as though he is the deceased, and that will includegiving out section 8 or section 21 notices, selling the properties etc.
Although he doesn't necessarilyhave to sell the properties, the cost of a solicitor administering the rentalscoming in is going to probably be more than the rentals because the solicitorwill be charging £200 per hour and it is simply not a viable proposition.
The executor is the correctperson to deal with this and the correct person to give any notice is out.
I can think of no reason why hisstatus would be in doubt whether he saw one property, six properties or all theproperties, provided he accounts for all the money and it is done in the bestinterest of the beneficiaries.
Just because the beneficiariesmay want the odd property, they would need to agreed between them exactly whatis happening if they don't want them sold. If they cannot agree, the remedy isthat they simply get sold and the beneficiary that wants the property beingsold would have to buy it on the open market
Although it is probably not what you wantto hear, does it answer the question? Can I assist further?
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