Is there any problem with having an executor who is not UK resident?
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My wife and I are named executors in each other's wills with our daughter named executor when there is no surviving spouse. Our daughter is a UK citizen but now lives in the United States. We have no relatives in the UK and no one else we would feel comfortable asking to be our executor. Our situation is not complicated as our assets consist of a house, a car, bank accounts and one small investment account. There are no debts. The total value of the assets is well below the IHT threshold. Our daughter would come here to deal with the final estate, and we assume that matters that could not be settled in the first few weeks could be handled via post or email or by instructing a solicitor to take specific necessary action. Are there any issues that would be a problem with her not being legally resident or not able to be personally present throughout the process? Might the bank refuse to name a non-resident to an executor account? Thanks for any input.