Twelve Months for Administration
An Executor/Administrator has 12 months from the date of death to deal with the administration uninterrupted. After that time frame, the beneficiaries will be entitled to query delays and may apply to carry out the administration themselves if they feel that the existing Executor/Administrator is not performing adequately.
Once the Grant of Probate/Administration is issued from the Probate Office, it is sent to the various financial institutions and the assets of the estate are collected. These assets are then distributed in accordance with the Will (if one exists) or in accordance with the Rules of Intestacy (where there is no Will) which are contained in the Succession Act 1965