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    • Trebormint
    • By Trebormint 10th Jan 18, 4:05 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 4:05 PM
    Property Access 10th Jan 18 at 4:05 PM
    Can the administrator of a will deny access to beneficiaries regarding the property?

    I am now the administrator and am concerned that my siblings will enter the property and take items so I want to secure the house and change the locks

    Is this legal?
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    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 10th Jan 18, 4:12 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 4:12 PM
    Can the administrator of a will deny access to beneficiaries regarding the property?

    I am now the administrator and am concerned that my siblings will enter the property and take items so I want to secure the house and change the locks

    Is this legal?
    Originally posted by Trebormint
    Of course. The beneficiaries don't have any right to remove goods.
    • Margot123
    • By Margot123 10th Jan 18, 4:13 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 4:13 PM
    If you are the administrator you have a duty to protect the estate's assets.
    So, yes, changing the locks is the most appropriate thing to do.......do it without delay (emergency locksmith and charge it to the estate).

    Out of courtesy, you could inform the beneficiaries but you don't have to. Just saves them hassling you when they turn up for the goodies and can't get in.
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