Personal representatives have, as respects the real estate, all the functions conferred on them1 by Part I of the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 19962. An executor may grant a lease before probate3, but an administrator only after taking out letters of administration4. A lease must be made by all executors who have proved, but not by executors who have not proved, even if power has been reserved to them to prove
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