Deceased Estate - Beneficiary Rights to Property

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lisa g

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Where an deceased estate has 8 equal beneficiaries is anybody allowed to take anything from the property without everyone's permission before the will is distributed
 

winston wolf

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Strictly speaking no. But the executor/administrator has some discretion in this.
More details would help.
 

Tim W

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Where an deceased estate has 8 equal beneficiaries is anybody allowed to take anything from the property without everyone's permission before the will is distributed
Short answer?
No.

The rellos do NOT get to pre-empt the work of the Executor by helping themselves to the deceased's "stuff".