What happens if more than one executor has been appointed under the Will and they cannot agree?

Written by Terry Johansson | 13th September 2013

If more than one person has been appointed to act as the executor under the Will, it is a good idea  for them to select one person to prepare the relevant documents to apply for Probate. Alternatively, the executors can instruct a solicitor to act on behalf of all of them.

If more than one person is appointed executor, there is a chance that disputes may arise amongst them which could cause disruption to the administration of the Estate.

If the executors cannot resolve their differences and the administration of the Estate is being affected by their dispute, the beneficiaries or the deceased’s next of kin can take the action outlined above, to try to have the executors, or one of the executors, removed or substituted.

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