I have the following scenario:
20 years ago Mr R died appointing Mr and Mrs X as his executors. They took out the Grant. Estate passed to Mrs R.
15 years ago Mrs R died. We took out Grant and dealt with administration.
Mr R has been identified as a beneficiary of an Australian national who died intestate. Mr R’s executors have both died, Mr X first and then Mrs X recently.
I contacted the executors of Mrs X’s estate. They have taken out the Grant for her estate so are entitled to deal with the funds due to Mr R’s estate. Unfortunately, they don’t want to get involved.
Is there a problem if we want to apply for Letters of Administration for Mr R’s estate on the basis we are the executors of Mrs R’s estate? How do we clear off the executors enttiled to act under by chain of representation? Or do they have to be compelled to act?
Any views on above gratefully received.