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Mother died 8 years ago and left estate including a house to

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Mother died 8 years ago and left estate including a house to her four children.
Probate was granted and some of the estate was distributed . However the house has not yet been transferred by the executor to the beneficiaries.
Because he is facing potential bankruptcy one of the beneficiaries wishes to disclaim his interest in the house. Is this possible ? What are his options?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Republic of Ireland Law
Expert:  Clare replied 9 months ago.

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I am afraid that it is too late for the beneficiary to do this - any attempt to do so would be put aside by the Trustee in Bankruptcy.

The fact that the house has not yet been transferred into the names of the beneficiaries does not change the fact that the property already belongs to them

I am sorry not to give better news, please ask if you need further details