Although executors derive their authority from the will, they can only prove their rights by taking a grant of probate. If the deceased died without a will (intestate), the administrators have no authority before the grant of letters of administration is issued.
However, there are steps that can (and should) be taken at an early stage to ensure that when the grant has been obtained, the sale of the property proceeds smoothly.
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*The information provided in this article is designed to provide useful information on the subject, not to provide specific legal advice.
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