Expenses for shipment of contents

I have an estate whereby the chattels are given to two people with the option to ship the contents to one of them but no mention of who is to pay the cost. There is the usual clause in the residuary estate that says …after funeral and testamentary expenses I give my residuary estate to…

Who pays for the shipment of the items, the recipient or the residuary estate?

Thanks Lisa

Lisa Nurse
Graham and Rosen

Hi Lisa

Have a look at Re Clough-Taylor, where costs relating to specific bequests are borne by the recipient.

Graham Barry
New Quadrant Partners

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The recipient pays unless the Will says otherwise

Simon Northcott

See also Re Grosvenor [1916] confirming specific legatee responsible for discharge of such costs (subject to contrary provisions in the will).

Malcolm Finney