It's funny you should say that @canary because when I spoke to my brother on Wednesday I told him that our other brother was starting on the probate form and he was rather stunned. I told him that I had been checking up on the probate and that according to what I had read after the Inheritance Tax form has been submitted you have to settle any tax before applying for probate. We haven't heard about the inheritance tax yet but our brother and his wife are now filling out the probate form after waiting to see what is happening withWhen brother starts hassling you shrug and say "I cant do anything until probate is granted". Deflect the blame to someone else. Honestly, he can rage and fume for all hes worth, but he wont get his money any quicker.
regard to lockdown.
I told him you can't sell a house until probate has gone through and I asked whether he had thought about checking up on this. Of course he didn't and this reminds of when I was applying for POAs for both Health and Finance and I told both of my brothers about these and sent them both links and of course they signed these without questioning them. One of my brothers wanted to alter the POA for Finance and now the other brother must be deeply irritated with both of us for being