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    • amersall
    • By amersall 17th Jul 10, 4:59 PM
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    how long to settle estate after house sale?
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    • 17th Jul 10, 4:59 PM
    how long to settle estate after house sale? 17th Jul 10 at 4:59 PM
    Hi there, does anyone know, after house sale how long before estate shared out?.
    Probate all sorted last year and most things paid out, just gas, elec, council tax,,mortgage,estate agent bill and solicitor bill to pay. It is 6 weeks ago that new buyers moved into house and i was thinking how long does it usually take to settle everything at this stage?. Dont want to phone solicitor as she is useless, very long story and dont want to air this on the forum.Thanks

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    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 20th Jul 10, 2:58 AM
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    • 20th Jul 10, 2:58 AM
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    • 20th Jul 10, 2:58 AM
    How long is a piece of string?

    I'm waiting for the paperwork to arrive from the probate office, having had my interview last Friday, they said that would arrive within 2 weeks. However I don't know how long it will take for the banks to start sending in the dosh once I've sent that out.

    I don't think there is much alternative to phoning the solicitor and asking for a progress report. Clearly they've gathered in the money for the house, so asking when you are going to see it would not be unreasonable.

    They might now be advertising in the London Gazette to make sure there aren't any other debtors.
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    • By SmlSave 20th Jul 10, 9:57 AM
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    • 20th Jul 10, 9:57 AM
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    • 20th Jul 10, 9:57 AM
    How long is a piece of string
    Unfortunatly this is true! but very annoying!

    You could ask your solicitor for an interim payment from the estate, if you are in need of funds.
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    • amersall
    • By amersall 20th Jul 10, 10:30 AM
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    • 20th Jul 10, 10:30 AM
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    • 20th Jul 10, 10:30 AM
    Thanks so much, both of you x.I am not in desperate need of funds and will not phone solicitor!! she has been rubbish (also i disowned a brother and sister over what she let them do with mums effects) this is too much for me to get into right now.My younger bro is on hols at the moment but will get him to phone when he gets back.The only good thing about this is the fact we will each (5 of us) get an individual summary of what went in and what was paid out and a cheque paid to each of us.Once again thank you for taking the time to reply x

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    • 20th Jul 10, 2:03 PM
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    • 20th Jul 10, 2:03 PM
    Realistically six weeks after a house sale doesn't seem very long to tie up the loose ends and produce estate accounts - you would be lucky to have paid all the final bills in six weeks. That said if your brother rings it should ensure that it is as quick as possible and she will give you a timescale.
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