Executors want to renounce- under 18 left gift

My mother in law has recently died and she listed two of her only son's cousins as executors. Neither of which want to get involved. Looking at the probate forms it states that if gifts in the will are for under 18s two executors need to be listed.

Is it better for one of them to give me power of attorney, or for them to apply with power reserved or for them to be listed as an executor but me and my husband to do the leg work/get her to sign things as required?



  • Savvy_SueSavvy_Sue Forumite
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    If they want to renounce, then I think that your husband would be first in line to step in, it can't just be anyone. I am not sure what would be simpler, but I suspect that renouncing is simpler than appointing PofA. 
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