Can the executor of a Will decide when the property can be sold?

It’s already been 5 years and the executor has intentions of waiting until they retire to sell to use this as retirement money.

Asked on January 28, 2013 under Estate Planning, Massachusetts

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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

The desires of the executor under a Will is subservient to the desires of its beneficiaries. If the beneficiaries want the parcel sold and the executor refuses, then a petition to the court seeking the parcel's sale should be filed. If matters come to this situation, then you should consult with a Wills and trust attorney for help.


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