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Normally an estate should be wound up within about a year for a simple estate. If there was a problem selling the house then once it was sold, the proceeds should be distributed fairly quickly, so there is no reason for delay. There isn't a precise period, but certainly this does appear to be excessive. Usually the lawyer acting for the estate should ensure that the estate is distributed in terms of the will, and if the fault is with the lawyer then you can complain to the Law Society. So I suggest you contact the estate lawyer and say you will complain unless something is done or the problem explained