Accounts Records of the Administration of the Estate

Pursuant to the Supreme Court Administration and Probate Rules 2004, the court or the registrar of probates may any time require an executor or administrator to file a true and just account (in the appropriate form), verified by affidavit, of the administration of the estate.

Such account shall contain full particulars of receipts, disbursements, all assets and liabilities (including assets and liabilities) and particulars of distribution of all assets.

If an executor/administrator fails to file the account, the registrar may apply by summons to the court, and the court may remove the executor / administrator, or make such other order as it thinks fit.

Arguably, a beneficiary would have the same right to apply for such an order under the Administration and Probate Act 1958 (as amended).

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