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Real estate is "property consisting of land and the buildings on it, along with its natural resources such as crops, minerals or water; immovable property of this nature; an interest vested in this (also) an item of real property, (more generally) buildings or housing in general.

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    Can an executor of a will charge the deceased estate for petrol expenses?

    Can an executor of a will (Probate issued in WA) charge the deceased estate for petrol expenses in long distances, eg in this case, approx 500ks of travel to attend to the sale of a home, cleaning and removal of rubbish, meeting agents, pool cleaners. etc...
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    QLD Legality of setting up estate

    I just want to find out, if a relative passes away whom you are not close with and they had no will, are you legally required to get a letter of administration and finalise their affairs?
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    Distribution of real estate in Victoria

    I am an executor / trustee and beneficiary of my mothers will. I have 3 other siblings who are also executors / trustees and we are all the only named beneficiaries of the will . All beneficiaries are to receive equal share of the of the estate. I have been given the option to appropriate as...
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    How to Transfer Shares into Estate

    Mother died leaving a substantial amount in largely cash-based ETFs. Probate has been granted to one of two beneficiaries and now trying to transfer the holdings into the estate. Advice from the manager's registry is they will do redemption and repurchase which will be a capital gains event. I...
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    NSW Concerns with Executor and estate

    My father in law passed away in July last year and named his eldest son as executor of the estate. His son then informed the beneficiaries (his 4 brothers) that he was going to delay probate, access bank accounts not inform govt depts, etc of the death. We sought legal advice and he was stopped...
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    Deceased estate - no Will in place

    My Dad passed away, with no will in place. His "friend" has obtained a letter of administration, they had a home jointly mortgaged. My Dad also had personal shares and personal savings. What happens now? Does she need a solicitor and an accountant to finalise his estate? We have had no contact...
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    NSW Estate distributed without probate. Bank accounts empty

    Hello. My father's estate has been distributed after a 6 month period. To my surprise all that was left was the RAD paid to his nursing home. This was paid into a solicitors trust fund without probate listed under search. His bank accounts were left in debt for a small sum $7k. I expected...
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    TAS Mothers Estate Issues

    I was born in Tasmania where my mother passed away. I now live in Western Australia. Will processes in WA are different to Tas, and I am having difficulty with issues surrounding the estate. I have the following questions: If the executors wish to move the affairs from one solicitor/accountant...
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    NSW Executor taking too long to wind up estate

    Our executor is still dithering after 4.5 yrs. Can I take legal action to recover opportunity costs and damages etc as a result of not being able to re-invest my share of the estate? Tks
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    VIC Research Question - Estates, assets & business ownership.

    Hoping for a bit of assistance with some research for creative writing purposes. Any and all assistance is appreciated - I believe firmly in researching for authenticity, so am hoping with fingers crossed someone here may help. Is there a circumstance in which a “successful”(ie wealthy)...