My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand I am very limited on what I can tell you and that you may have to get more detailed advice.
I am sorry to hear about your loss.
Probate has to be granted because unless it is noone can sign any transfer on his behalf. Once Probate is granted his share of the house can be put in the executors name and they can then sign and sell the house.
If his will says the house is to be distributed as well;l, the beneficiaries will be noted as the owners of his share with you as tenant in common.
You have to be granted probate before you can distribute the estate.
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