When probate has been granted but delays occur

Even when a Grant of Probate has been issued, delays can occur and a deceased owner’s property can remain empty

A Personal Representative is the person or persons responsible for dealing with someone’s estate when they have passed away.

In order to administer an estate, the personal representatives will need to obtain a Grant, giving them the authority to deal with any assets, including any properties. Unfortunately, in some cases, a deceased person’s property can remain empty and fall into disrepair even when family have been traced.

Issues such as family disputes over the property and what to do with it, health reasons, financial constraints and delays with probate can all contribute to a property remaining empty for a long period of time. However, there are options to help move probate along and bring empty properties back into use.

Citation Notice

Used to compel a Personal Representative to apply for a Grant or in the interest of furthering the administration.

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Section 116

Appointing an administrator, instead of the person who would normally be entitled.

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Section 50

Removing or replacing a Personal Representative if it is deemed necessary in the interest of the estate and its beneficiaries.

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