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I need to ask a few questions before I comment...
Can you tell me if the trust owns the house now?
How are they preventing you from simply going to the house so you can conduct an inventory, get the important paperwork, bills, etc.?
Have you filed a formal probate case to administer the will and settle mother's estate?
Ok, in this situation since they are interfering with you in carrying out your duties as trustee and executor, you can just give them a written 60 day notice to vacate (since they have lived there over a year) and then proceed to court to evict them after that if they won't allow you into the property to do your job.
However, if the trust states that a condition of their tenancy is that they have to pay utilities, taxes, etc. and they haven't done so, then you could serve them with a 3 day notice to pay or vacate for all those debts up to 2 years back and then pursue a formal eviction after that when they don't pay. I think this is your best and fastest option to either get them out or let them know who is in charge here so they shape up and let you in to do your job. I would also have any notices served by the local sheriff as that is always more intimidating than if you served it yourself..
Further you can still file a probate petition to be appointed "administrator" of mother's estate (i.e. no will) if they won't accept the copy. Once appointed you have the legal right to enter the property to conduct an inspection and inventory and the sheriff or police would have a duty to assist you since you would have a court order appointing you as administrator. If the original will is found in the house, then you would admit it to probate and your role would change to executor (i.e. with a will).
So you have a couple options here and I would probably pursue both the eviction after a 3 day as well as filing a probate petition to be administrator so you can get some movement going here.