I am one of three children who are beneficiaries of my late mothers estate. Mum passed away four months ago. My brother is the appointed executor of will. He is in the process of applying for probate but seems to be dragging this out. Is there a time limit that this needs to be done? The family home has been left to us three children with equal shares. The property is in a prime location, the house is 60 years old and would most likely be demolished to redevelop the site. I have stated my intention of not wanting to keep the property and definitely not wanting to be party to redeveloping the property. The other two siblings have yet to tell me what they intend to do with their share of the property. Do they want to sell it or keep and redevelop. As I am an impatient person I am finding this very frustrating. Since Mum has passed away the home is empty, however, we are still employing a gardener, a lawnmower man and a person to do extensive watering and keep an eye on the property. Plus have expenses for Rates, water, electricity, phone etc. etc. We three siblings are paying for this. My question is this: How long do I have to contribute to this upkeep on a property that I do not want and have no wish to maintain? My other question is this: Mum left just sufficient funds which have covered her funeral costs and will cover monetary gifts she has left to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. My siblings seem to think that this request can be over ridden and that money can be used to pay for the above mentioned upkeep costs until probate is granted and the property belongs to them if they choose to keep it and buy me out. I strongly feel that Mum's wishes should be honoured and monies distributed as per her will before any is used for upkeep purposes. Your help would be greatly appreciated.